The newly launched BIA Obesity website will showcase information related to healthy food and food choice environments, as part of the STOP project. It will provide information on the polices and commitments of the largest European food companies related to obesity prevention and nutrition, across three major food industry sectors: supermarkets, food and beverage manufacturers, and quick service restaurants. The objective is to highlight where food companies are demonstrating leadership in relation to obesity prevention and nutrition, and to identify areas for improvement.
In a second phase, the website will also feature scorecards for food companies, showing how they perform across a range of indicators.
The STOP project will bring together a range of key health and food sector actors to generate scientifically sound and policy-relevant evidence on the factors that have contributed to the spread of childhood obesity in European countries and on the effects of alternative policy options available to address the problem. This evidence will complement, systematise and partly reframe the findings of an established body of prior research by leveraging the latest scientific findings.
*This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 774548.