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Confronting Obesity: Co-creating policy with youth

Deliverables

Physical activity policy database

A physical activity policy database will be prepared, that links to the already established healthy diets policy database (NOURISHING).

Expert meeting

A face-to-face meeting will be arranges, including both policy experts and youth to develop and validate criteria for benchmarking policies and to develop a policy index.

A workshop for CO-CREATE co-workers on how to apply the protocol

A workshop for CO-CREATE co-workers will be held to provide information on how to apply the protocol developed in deliverable 7.4.

Methods document for policy scan

A document will be prepared to make publicly available methodology for a global and targeted European policy scan.

Criteria for benchmarking policies and a policy index

A set of criteria for benchmarking policies and a policy index to assess overall “policy status” of a country in the areas of promoting healthy diets and physical Activity will be provided.

Develop and test prototype of a dialogue forum in Norway

Documentation on the developed model for the WP-6 dialogue forums will be provided. The prototype will be tested in Norway.

A questionnaire for measuring attitudes/ readiness for action towards policy measures to combat childhood obesity

A questionnaire for measuring attitudes/ readiness for action towards policy measures to combat childhood obesity will be prepared as part of the evaluation work. The questionnaire will be pretested with the target groups in each case country before implementation.

Physical activity policy framework

A physical activity policy framework will be outlined, to provide a basis for the physical activity policy monitoring tool.

Protocols for recruitment and training of diverse youth across different countries.

Protocols for recruitment and training of diverse youth across different countries will be provided, outlining recruitment procedures for activities involving participating youth.

Minutes from project kick-off meeting

Minutes from the project kick-off meeting, summarizing the issues adressed.

A report describing obesity system structures to provide a framework for the agent-based modelling

A report describing obesity system structures will be provided, to provide a framework for the agent-based modelling in WP7.

Project web-site internal and external pages

A web-site will be created, consisting of external pages for open dissemination and information about the Project and internal pages for collaboration within the consortium.

Minutes Project Steering Committee Meetings 1 and 2

Minutes from the first and second meetings with the Project Steering Committee, summarizing the issues adressed.

First report on time trends and differences in overweight and obesity rates by socio-economic status based on COSI data

Based on data collected through the Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI), reports on time trends and differences in overweight and obesity rates by socio-economic status will be provided. This will be the first of two reports based on data from COSI.

A report outlining a prioritised set of potentially important policy levers derived from the systems maps

A report outlining a prioritised set of potentially important policy levers derived from the systems maps generated in Task 4.1 will be provided. This report will be used as the basis for work in WP5.

Project quality assurance plan

To ensure that all work will be high quality a quality assurance plan will be prepared.

Country specific system maps and master map

Country specific system maps of the drivers of energy balance related behaviours and a master map that synthesises the key elements of the other maps will be provided.

A protocol for developing implementation and evaluation plans

An evaluation protocol will be written to assess impact of participation on changes in attitudes and readiness for action among the adolescents and stakeholders before, just after activities in WP4-6, as well as 4-6 months after the forum in WP6

A report with an overall conceptual model of the factors driving obesity among adolescents in Europe

A report that synthesises the findings of WP2, WP3 and WP4 in an overall conceptual model of the factors driving obesity among adolescents in Europe will be provided, with a particular focus on modifiable policy options.

First report on observed time-related changes in overweight, obesity and EBRB in relation to changes in national diet and physical activity policies

The first out of two reports that will be provided, summarizing observed time-related changes in overweight, obesity and EBRB in relation to changes in national diet and physical activity policies.

A report describing the conceptual framework

A report describing the conceptual framework derived in deliverable 4.1 will be provided. This report will support the WP 6 dialogue forum.

Review of existing system dynamics models on overweight/obesity in children

A review of existing public health models and previous systems approaches to childhood obesity will be provided.

A set of conceptual system maps of the drivers of energy balance related behaviours

A set of conceptual system maps will be provided, outlining the drivers of energy balance related behaviours from the perspective of European youth, policymakers, and academic experts.

Systematic review of systematic reviews

A systematic review of systematic reviews of policy measures and interventions designed to prevent overweight and obesity among children and adolescents will be provided.

Minutes Project Steering Committee Meetings 3 and 4

Minutes from the third and fourth meeting with the Project Steering Committee, summarizing the issues adressed.

Proposals for new policy in the form of policy briefs

Proposals for new policy in the form of policy briefs will be prepared by participating youth in collaboration with project researchers.

First report on time trends and differences in energy balance related behavior, overweight and obesity rates based on HBSC data

Based on data collected through the Health Behavior in School Children (HBSC), reports on time trends and differences in energy balance related behavior, overweight and obesity rates by gender, age group and socio-economic status will be provided. This will be the first of two reports based on data from HBSC.

First batch of practice abstracts

"The resulting innovative knowledge and easy accessible end-user material from this project will feed into the EIP-AGRI (The agricultural European Innovation Partnership) website for broad dissemination. The end-user material to be produced contains a substantial number of summaries for practitioners in the EIP common format (""practice abstracts""), including the characteristics of the project (e.g. contact details of partners, etc). A full package of practice abstracts will be produced by the project, containing all the outcomes/recommendations which are ready for practice. A ""practice abstract"" is a short summary of around 1000-1500 characters (word count – no spaces; see below) which describes the main information/recommendation/practice that can serve the end-users in their daily practice. Guidance and templates for these practice abstracts are available on the EIP-AGRI web site: http://ec.europa.eu/eip/agriculture/en/content/eip-agri-common-format. A total target number of 20 practice abstracts is foreseen for the first batch. "

Synthesis of reports, conceptual maps, policy briefs from WP2, WP3, WP4, WP5

A synthesis of reports, conceptual maps, policy briefs coming from WP2, WP3, WP4, WP5 will be provided, to ensure transfer of knowledge.

Project strategy for ethics, gender and youth involvement

To ensure that all work will be within best practice guidelines, a project strategy for ethics, gender and youth involvement will be prepared.

First policy brief based on current research literature and exisiting databases (COSI and HBSC) on effective strategies targeting adolescents

Policy briefs on effective strategies for targeting adolescents will be provided, with basis in research literature and Project analyses of data from COSI and HBSC. This will be the first of two such policy briefs.

DEC Strategy and Operational Plan and standard practices for the CO-CREATE project.

DEC Strategy and Operational Plan and standard practices for the CO-CREATE Project will be provided, defining strategies for targeting different audiences and their implementation through a detailed activity plan.

Web-platform

A web platform will be provided, that makes policies from both NOURISHING and the physical activity databases easily and openly accessible.

Establish the Science, Policy and Ethics Advisory Board

A Science, Policy and Ethics Advisory Board will be established, consisting of researchers, policy makers, youth and ethics experts to provide advice throughout the project period.

Data management plan with protocol for data collection, data cleaning and data sharing

Data management plan with protocol for data collection, data cleaning and data sharing.The data management plan will be updated in accordance the progress of the project.

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Publications

Nordic adolescents responding to demanding survey scales in boring contexts: Examining straightlining

Author(s): Aarø LE, Fismen AS, Wold B, Skogen JC, Torsheim T, Arnarsson ÁM, Lyyra N, Löfstedt P, Eriksson C.
Published in: Journal of Adolescence, 2022, Page(s) 1-15, ISSN 0140-1971
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1002/jad.12066

Identifying the views of adolescents in five European countries on the drivers of obesity using group model building

Author(s): Natalie Savona, Talia Macauley, Anaely Aguiar, Anna Banik, Monika Boberska, Jessica Brock, Andrew Brown, Joshua Hayward, Helene Holbæk, Ana Isabel Rito, Sofia Mendes, Fredrik Vaaheim, Marloes van Houten, Gerlieke Veltkamp, Steven Allender, Harry Rutter, Cecile Knai
Published in: European Journal of Public Health, 2021, ISSN 1101-1262
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckaa251

Associations between family structure and adolescents’ food habits

Author(s): Anne-Siri Fismen, Otto Robert Frans Smith, Oddrun Samdal, Arnfinn Helleve, Ellen Haug
Published in: Public Health Nutrition, 2020, Page(s) 1-8, ISSN 1368-9800
Publisher: CABI Publishing
DOI: 10.1017/s1368980020004334

The role of systematic reviews in the system dynamics modelling process

Author(s): Anaely Aguiar
Published in: Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 37/6, 2020, Page(s) 892-895, ISSN 1092-7026
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
DOI: 10.1002/sres.2758

Socioeconomic differences in food habits among 6- to 9-year-old children from 23 countries—WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI 2015/2017)

Author(s): Anne‐Siri Fismen; Marta Buoncristiano; Julianne Williams; Arnfinn Helleve; Shynar Abdrakhmanova; Márta Bakacs; Ingunn Holden Bergh; Khadichamo Boymatova; Vesselka Duleva; Anna Fijałkowska; Marta García‐Solano; Andrea Gualtieri; Enrique Gutiérrez‐González; Tatjana Hejgaard; Constanta Huidumac‐Petrescu; Jolanda Hyska; Cecily C. Kelleher; Lene Kierkegaard; Enisa Kujundžić; Marie Kuneš
Published in: Obesity Reviews, vol. 22, no. S6, 2021, ISSN 1467-7881
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/obr.13211

Promoting Physical Activity Policy: The Development of the MOVING Framework

Author(s): Oldridge-Turner, K., Kokkorou, M., Sing, F., Klepp, K., Rutter, H., Helleve, A., Sinclair, B., Meincke, L., Mitrou, G., Wiseman, M., Allen K.
Published in: Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2022, ISSN 1543-3080
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.
DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2021-0732

Primary prevention of overweight and obesity in adolescents:An overview of systematic reviews

Author(s): Flodgren G.M, Helleve A, Lobstein T, Rutter H, Klepp K-I
Published in: Obesity Reviews, 2020;21, 2020, ISSN 1467-7881
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/obr.13102

You(th) Matters - Co-creating policies to tackle obesity

Author(s): Neveux M, Ayuandini S, Klepp K-I
Published in: Quarterly of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Volume 25, Issue 3, 2019, Page(s) 30-33, ISSN 1356-1030
Publisher: World Health Organziation, Regional office for Europe

Youth participation in policy-making processes in the United Kingdom: a scoping review of the literature

Author(s): T Macauley, H.B. Rolker, M Scherer, J Brock, N Savona, A Helleve & C Knai
Published in: Journal of Community Practice, 30:2, 2022, Page(s) 203-224, ISSN 1070-5422
Publisher: Haworth Press Inc.
DOI: 10.1080/10705422.2022.2073308

Weight Status and Mental Well-Being Among Adolescents: The Mediating Role of Self-Perceived Body Weight. A Cross-National Survey.

Author(s): Anne-Siri Fismen, Martina Galler, Knut-Inge Klepp, Angeline Chatelan, Caroline Residori, Kristiina Ojala, Anna Dzielska, Colette Kelly, Marina Melkumova, Sanja Musić Milanović, Paola Nardone, Eliška Štefanová, Gerd Flodgren, Therese Bakke, Oya Ercan, Oddrun Samdal, Arnfinn Helleve
Published in: Journal of Adolescent Health, 2022, ISSN 1879-1972
Publisher: Elsevier USA
DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2022.02.010

Trust and responsibility in food systems transformation. Engaging with Big Food: marriage or mirage?

Author(s): Joe Yates; Stuart Gillespie; Natalie Savona; Megan Deeney; Suneetha Kadiyala
Published in: BMJ Global Health, 2021, ISSN 2059-7908
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-007350

Adolescents' Perspectives on the Drivers of Obesity Using a Group Model Building Approach: A South African Perspective

Author(s): Hendricks G, Savona N, Aguiar A, Alaba O, Booley S, Malczyk S, Nwosu E, Knai C, Rutter H, Klepp KI, Harbron J
Published in: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(4):2160, 2022, ISSN 1661-7827
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19042160