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.
The STOP project will translate the evidence gathered and generated into:
A comprehensive set of indicators and a measurement framework for the regular monitoring of relevant dimensions of childhood obesity, its determinants and actions to address it in all European Countries;
Policy toolkits, providing practical guidance and tools for the design and the implementation of effective and sustainable policies and actions by governments and private sector stakeholders;
A novel, evidence-based, multi-stakeholder framework, to enable and promote a shared understanding of problems and solutions by key actors, relying on a structured process leveraging cognitive mapping and policy simulations validated by empirical data and empowering individual actors to take action within an agreed accountability and monitoring framework.
STOP will generate timely, comprehensive and policy-relevant measures of childhood obesity in all European countries; it will generate new trans-disciplinary evidence of the role of key determinants of childhood obesity, emphasising the role of different environments surrounding children, from analyses of detailed multi-dimensional measurements taken on several established EU children cohorts, including epigenetic and biological mediators of obesity; it will assess the impacts of policies and actions to address childhood obesity based on observations in the same children cohorts and policy simulations of the health, social and economic outcomes of policies.
The STOP project, in collaboration with EIT Health and EIT Food, has launched a call for industry-led projects aimed at developing innovations that have the potential to curb childhood obesity in Europe, either by making [...]
Interested in learning more about some of STOP's early findings and how it is working to reduce and prevent childhood obesity? Several new deliverables have been published in the Results section of the STOP website. [...]
The third STOP newsletter has been released! In this issue, you can find out the latest regarding the project and learn more about our results so far. Read about our innovation projects, the new call [...]
Science & Technology in childhood Obesity Policy (STOP), a European Commission-funded Horizon 2020 project has funded three industry-led pilot projects in three European countries. Each pilot approaches the problem of childhood obesity from a different [...]
The STOP project has just released its second newsletter! Read about the project's events, people-first language guidelines, and the project's results so far. Find out where STOP research has been published, get links to new [...]
Professor Paolo Vineis of Imperial College London, and a researcher in the STOP project, recently co-authored* an article in Frontiers in Genetics (www.frontiersin.org | 1 April 2019 | Volume 10 | Article 325), on “The [...]
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