Register for the ECOG conference in November 2019!

Come share your expertise on childhood obesity prevention, treatment, and challenges at the  29th European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) Conference in Katowice, Poland on November 13 – 16, 2019. The 4-day ECOG Conference is aimed at a wide range of specialists dealing […]

STOP-related research in Frontiers in Genetics

Professor Paolo Vineis of Imperial College London, and a researcher in the STOP project, recently co-authored* an article in Frontiers in Genetics ( | 1 April 2019 | Volume 10 | Article 325), on “The Cord Blood Insulin and Mitochondrial […]

More on child obesity: the CO-CREATE newsletter

STOP partner project CO-CREATE has recently sent their latest newsletter – if you missed it you can still see it here. In this edition you’ll learn about project developments with their childhood obesity system mapping work, their recent ‘organised youth’ […]

Call for industry-led projects (now closed)

The STOP Consortium, 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 critical improvements in the food […]

BIA Obesity website launched

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 […]

STOP meeting 14 March: NCD-RisC and COSI collaborators

On the 14th of March, STOP and the WHO convened a meeting in London of NCD-RisC and COSI collaborators from a range of European countries. Here they discussed various approaches to establishing a surveillance system on BMI among children under […]

STOP is off to a healthy start: Read our first newsletter

The first STOP newsletter has been released! Learn more about the project, its websites and social media channels, and how the project fits within wider efforts to STOP obesity, poor diets and lack of physical activity in children. You will also […]

An unprecedented European investment to fight obesity

The EU and its Member States are making an unprecedented investment in research aimed at supporting policies to improve diet and physical activity, especially in children. The STOP project is one of three major European efforts, along with CO-CREATE (Confronting […]

Take part in the STOP project

The STOP stakeholders’ survey On behalf of the STOP project consortium, we would like to invite those with an interest in the topic of childhood obesity to engage in a participatory process aimed at informatively exploring the most effective ways […]

Does childhood obesity have a “molecular signature”?

STOP is working hard to learn more about the molecular signature of childhood obesity. Initial analyses have integrated “omic” information at four biological layers (epigenetic marks, gene transcripts, proteins and metabolites) to understand the biological mechanisms associated with birthweight in […]