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 the age of five.
The topics covered included alternative data sources, including kindergarten- and population-based surveys, paediatrician and general practice data; their relative strengths and limitations; their availability in different countries; legal, administrative and other barriers to collating and accessing the data; and their comparability across countries. The group also talked about the requirements for developing a future surveillance system for obesity in children under age 5 in European countries.
See the agenda for more detailed information