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sleepFollowing the first six main Dutch cities (Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Veghel and Zwolle) joining the JOGG programme during 2010, the first half of this year, the second group of JOGG-towns started with 7 new municipalities (Tynaarlo, Borger-Odoorn, Meppel, IJsselstein, Delft, Leiden and Breda). The aim is that in 2015, 75 municipalities in the Netherlands will become active JOGG towns.

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JOGG Focus

article_gThe Covenant on Healthy Weight is a unique collaboration of a total of 27 actors from (national and local) governments, industry and civil society organizations, which are collectively committed to fight against the rising trend of overweight and obesity. The main goals of the covenant are increasing awareness of health risks related to overweight and obesity and achieving an arrest in the evolution of overweight and obesity in children and adults.

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INTERVIEW of JOGG's Ambassador

paul_rosenmollerPaul Rosenmöller, ambassador of JOGG Programme, speaks about the objectives, specificities and next steps of this large-scale initiative launched in 2010 in the Netherlands to promote healthy weights in young people. As a former active member of the Dutch parliament, Paul ROSENMOLLER had the perfect background to mobilize the forces for the cause of childhood obesity prevention. Appointed as the chair of the Covenant on Overweight and Obesity by the Minister of Health in 2005, he now develops a programme called JOGG (meaning “Youth On Healthy Weight”), based on the EPODE methodology.

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EPODE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK at IFIC Conference in New York

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In the framework of the historic 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs), the EPODE International Network is presented by Dr. Jean-Michel Borys during the morning panel of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s Global Diet and Physical Activity Communications Summit: “Insights to Motivate Healthful, Active Lifestyles” 

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THAO Healthy Summer Campus

THAO_CAMPUS_1On June 23rd, 2011 ‘special’ summer camps called ‘Campus Thao’ opened their doors to the children from 5 towns in Andalucia (Jerez de la Frontera, Barbate, La Línea de la Concepción, San Roque, Sanlúcar de Barrameda). These summer healthy camps for children aged 4 to 14 years old will last the entire summer and are from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Thao Foundation organizes them to promote healthier lifestyles through fun, physical activity and healthy and balanced diet.

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Update on the last THAO season promoting fish consumption

THAO_BLUB_4The THAO central coordination has recently choosen to extend its communication campaign, shifting from one theme each six months to one per year. In this framework, the season “Blub, Blub, Blub Dive into a healthy sea!” was lauched in September 2010 and is focused on seafood consumption. In addition, the THAO programme has included early childhood in its target population, adapting the tools and launching a specific pilot programme in some towns.  In this section, you will find information on the current season and the specific tools developed for this new target.

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THAO Programme and its specifities

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Rafael Casas, Scientific Coordinator of THAO Programme speaks about its specificities, achievements and expectations. 

Rafael Casas is a medical doctor specialized in Psychiatry and Psychosomatic. He has a thirty years experience of qualitative research in the health care area, especially on food and physical activity habits. In 2005 he has been involved in the implementation of the EPODE methodology in Spain with the THAO Programme, officially launched in 2007 in 5 pilot towns.

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PAIDEIATROFI Programme and its specificities

helenastamouHelena Stamou, National Coordinator of PAIDEIATROFI, speaks about the programme and the challenges of its development.

PAIDEIATROFI comes from two wordplays between “PAIDI” and “PAIDEIA” meaning “child” and “education” and between “DIATROFI” and “TROFI” meaning “nutrition” and “food”. Adaptation of the EPODE methodology in Greece, the programme was launched in December 2008 with 5 pilot towns and currently 14 towns are implementing it locally. The first 4-year cycle of the programme will be completed in December 2012.

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PAIDEIATROFI Focus: Actions in towns to promote vegetable consumption

b10The second semester of 2010 was dedicated to a theme aimed at promoting the everyday consumption of vegetables in all the towns involved in the PAIDEIATROFI programme. The local teams informed and mobilized the population around the multiple benefits of Vegetables through numerous innovative and entertaining activities. Let’s have a closer look at concrete actions on the field.

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Feedback on the 2nd PAIDEIATROFI Annual Congress

2ndpaideiatroficongress-300x200The 2nd PAIDEIATROFI Annual Congress was completed successfully on Tuesday the 25th of January at the Maroussi Town Hall, one of the cities involved in the programme. The Congress aimed at presenting the activities of the programme over its second year of implementation in Greece, both at National and Local level. The complex issue of Childhood Obesity was analysed, while the very current topic of Economy and Nutrition was also explored.

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Update on the last VIASANO campaigns promoting a better sleep and water consumption

sleepTwice a year, VIASANO Central Coordination provides the communities with a new campaign focusing on a major specific theme. In this section get more information about the previous campaign promoting a better sleep and the current one promoting water consumption.

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VIASANO Programme and its specificities

photo-mireille-roilletMireille ROILLET, Central Coordinator of VIASANO, speaks about the programme and its specificities.

VIASANO has been launched in Belgium in 2007. From two pilot towns, we are now collaborating with seven towns throughout the country. Being implemented in a multicultural nation, VIASANO illustrates well the transferability and adaptability of the EPODE methodology.

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VIASANO Campaigns on the Field

132For each new campaign, the VIASANO Central Coordination team develops communication and action tools with the guidance of its independant scientific committee. These toolkits, provided to each local project manager, help to generate dynamics and raise awareness among the population. Each town is encouraged to use these toolkits according to their needs and to set up local actions. In this section, let’s have a closer look at concrete actions on the field.

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Speakers Presentations - EEN Symposium, 7 April 2011, Brussels

EEN_Sympo_704   Access to all the presentations given during the 2nd EEN Symposium held on 7 April 2011 in Brussels.

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Raising interest in deploying EPODE similar programmes across Europe



JMBWe are now in the final year of the EPODE European Network project (EEN). This moment is the best time for a first review. This editorial summarized briefly the achievments of this project connecting research and practice to federate, give value, and enrich existing local actions and programmes aimed at preventing childhood obesity in a sustainable way through the EPODE methodology.

 

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Contribution of social marketing strategies to community-based obesity prevention programmes in children

Luis_MorenoAn interview of Prof. Luis Moreno from the University of Zaragoza and leader of the EEN Committee on "Methods and Social Marketing Techniques", highlights some key aspects of this topic in the framework of childhood obesity prevention Community Intervention Programmes.

 

 

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Changing Behaviour in the context of EPODE-like programmes

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Prof. Jan Vinck, member of the VIASANO expert committee, from the University of Hasselt, describes here some psychological approaches that are used in CBIs aimed at promoting long term healthier habits in the population. The focus is on the importance of changing the local living environment through a multistakeholder approach in order to reach a sustainable change in individual behaviours.

 

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EPODE in Europe and Worldwide - News January 2011

In this section, get more information about EPODE communication activities in Europe and dedicated news from VIASANO in Belgium, THAO in Spain, PAIDEIATROFI in Greece, EPODE in France and EPODE news outside Europe.

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Encouraging results in French EPODE Pilot towns

image 3The highlight of the recent Congress of French EPODE Towns, held in Vitré on 27–28 May 2010, in the presence of Mme Roselyne Bachelot, Minister for Health and Sport (pictured left with Dr JM Borys), was the presentation of encouraging results for the prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity.

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Report of last EEN Symposium, 3 December 09, Brussels

photo sympoSummary of the last EPODE European Network symposium, held in Brussels on 3 December 2009

 

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EEN Key activities, September 2010

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Research in progress from the Free University of Amsterdam, on the Scientific Evaluation and Dissemaination of EPODE, for the EPODE European Network - Dr Marje van KOPEREN  

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EPODE in Europe and worldwide - NEWS September 2010

In this section, get more information about EPODE communication activities in Europe and latest news from EPODE in France, VIASANO in Belgium, THAO in Spain and PAIDEIATROFI in Greece. Another part is dedicated to EPODE news outside Europe, notably from OPAL in South Australia and EPODE-5 pasos in Mexico.

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Falling Walls: Berlin Conference on future breakthroughs in Science and Society - Watch the video!

Cover pageYou can now watch the video of the EPODE programme presented by Dr Jean-Michel Borys at The Falling Walls conference, initiated by the Einstein Foundation Berlin on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Des politiques nationales à l’action locale coordonnée : la valeur ajoutée de la méthodologie EPODE

Dr Susan Jebb, Responsable de la Recherche sur la nutrition et la santé au Conseil sur la Recherche Médicale « Human Nutrition Research Unit » (Royaume-Uni), présente les enjeux rencontrés par les gouvernements dans la lutte contre l’obésité infantile, en mettant l’accent sur l’importance des actions concrètes, et plus particulièrement au niveau local.

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L’EPODE et le leadership politique

L’interview de Dr Gérard Bapt, membre de l’Assemblée Nationale française et Maire de St Jean, ville pilote EPODE depuis 2004, révèle le rôle principal des représentants politiques dans le dispositif EPODE.

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Recherches en cours menées par l’Université de Gant : « Le rôle des administrations locales dans la prévention de l’obésité infantile »

Dans le cadre du projet EEN, Jo van Assche et Stefaan de Henauw, principaux chercheurs du comité « Soutien politique », présentent leurs premières réflexions sur le rôle des admministrations locales dans la prévention de l’obésité infantile.

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Dernières informations sur l’EPODE en Europe

Cette section contient de plus amples informations sur les activités de communication de l’EPODE en Europe et les dernières news du programme EPODE en France, du programme VIASANO En Belgique, du programme THAO en Espagne et du programme PAIDEIATROFI en Grèce. Une autre partie est dédiée aux news de l’EPODE en-dehors de l’Europe, et plus particulièrement du programme OPAL en Australie du Sud et du programme 5 pasos au Mexique.

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Présentation du partenariat avec Ferrero

La société Ferrero , qui soutient les 4 programmes européens EPODE (EPODE, VIASANO, THAO, PAIDEIATROFI), est également partenaire du projet EEN, plus particulièrement en ce qui concerne le processus de réflexion dans le cadre du groupe « Partenariat public/privé » (PPP). Nous vous invitons à consulter le communiqué de Ferrero.

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EEN at the 4th Annual European Nutrition and Lifestyle Conference

borys nl brux1Access to the article about the participation of the Dr. Jean-Michel Borys, EPODE and EEN Director to the 4th Annual European Nutrition and Lifestyle Conference in Brussels.

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EEN Symposium, 3 December, Brussels- Speakers presentations

photo sympoAccess to all the presentations given during the EEN 1st Symposium held on 3 December 2009 in Brussels.

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EPODE online in the Wall Street Journal

visuel_28 The EPODE methodology for childhood obesity prevention has been recently highlighted in an article published online in the Wall Street Journal (click here).

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The EEN welcomes a new partner: Orangina Schweppes Group

visuel_26The EEN and its 3 existing major private partners (Ferrero, Nestlé and Mars) recently welcomed a fourth private partner.

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CHILDHOOD OBESITY PREVENTION

photo_jaapAn interview with Prof. Jaap Seidell, of the Amsterdam Free University and chairman of the EEN committee on "Scientific Evaluation and Dissemination"


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News from EPODE in Europe

visuel_34FALLING WALLS: Berlin Conference on Future Breakthroughs in Science and Society - November 9th 2009

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One year after the launching of the EPODE European Network

photo_1Jean-Michel BORYS, EPODE and EEN director, retraces the first year of the implementation of the EPODE European Network project.

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Toward the first EEN Symposium, December 3, 2009

visuel_20The first EPODE European Network symposium will take place on 3 December 2009 in Brussels and will conclude a first round of meetings and research activities organized within the 4 committees of the project since its launching in June 2008.

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EEN first Symposium: December 3, 2009

visuel_29On December 3 will be held in Brussels the first EEN Symposium entitled ‘Sharing knowledge and experience about childhood obesity prevention’.

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ECO Satellite prevention: May 4-5, 2009

visuel_16On May 4-5 (in Amsterdam) took place the European Congress on Obesity satellite meeting entitled "Cross-European community interventions and studies to prevent obesity".

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Second EEN Committee meeting on Public/Private Partnership: April 28, 2009

visuel_18On April 28 (in Lille) took place the second EEN committee meeting on "Public/Private Partnership", chaired by Prof. Monique Romon.

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Second EEN committee on Methods and Social Marketing: April 22, 2009

visuel_17On April 22 (in Zaragoza) took place the second EEN committee meeting on "Methods and Social marketing", chaired by Prof. Luis Moreno.

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EEN committees: end of the first round of meetings

visuel_15On March 3 (in Paris) the last meeting of the first round of EEN committee meetings took place.

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