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EuropeaN Energy balance Research to prevent excessive weight Gain among Youth

Objective

Objective: The ENERGY proposal addresses HEALTH-2007-3.3-1: Promoting healthy behaviour in children and adolescents. It will be specifically focussed on promoting health behaviours that contribute to prevention of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents. Strategy: The project will use a multidisciplinary analysis of determinants and intervention schemes on extrinsic and intrinsic factors determining specific nutrition and physical activity behaviours in children and adolescents in different populations and regions. This in order to develop an evidence and theory-based new scheme to prevent unnecessary weight gain among youth in transition from childhood to adolescence. The new intervention scheme will be school-based and family-involved, thus combining a key intervention setting (schools) with a key behavioural determining environment (family). This new scheme will be validated for improved capacity to encourage and sustain healthful eating and physical activity behaviours, and the results will be disseminated among key stakeholders including researchers, policy makers and the general population. Methods: In 10 work packages systematic reviews, secondary analyses of existing and accessible data sets, focus group research, survey and community-trial evaluation research among schoolchildren, parents and school staff will be conducted according to state-of-the art methodology guided by an established and approved research quality handbook. Consortium: The ENERGY project consortium spans the necessary multidisciplinary variety of experts such as public health experts, epidemiologists, nutritionists, physical activity experts, health promotion experts, paediatricians, psychologists, economists, totalling 14 partners, from 11 countries representing all regions of Europe. The consortium has ample experience in conducting and coordinating multi-centre international research as well as international dissemination to all relevant stakeholders.

Coordinator

STICHTING VU

Address

De Boelelaan 1105
1081 Hv Amsterdam

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 693 568

Administrative Contact

Michel Telkamp (Mr.)

Participants (15)

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UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 400 560

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 304 575

UNIVERSITETET I AGDER

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 228 498

MAX RUBNER INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR ERNAHRUNG UND LEBENSMITTEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 128 400

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 101 400

UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 69 600

HAROKOPIO UNIVERSITY

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 207 974

WORLD OBESITY FEDERATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 137 400

DRUSTVO ZA ZDRAVJE SRCA IN OZILJA SLOVENIJE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 39 000

PECSI TUDOMANYEGYETEM - UNIVERSITY OF PECS

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 105 480

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 40 495

DEAKIN UNIVERSITY

Australia

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 277 788

RESCON BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 137 850

VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 223254

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2009

  • End date

    31 July 2012

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 865 339,60

  • EU contribution

    € 2 872 588

Coordinated by:

STICHTING VU

Netherlands