STOP has authored publications on its latest findings and on issues pertaining to obesity:
- Rasella, D., Richiardi, L., Brachowicz, N., Xavier Jara, H., Hanson, M., Boccia, D., Richiardi, M., Pizzi, C. Developing an integrated microsimulation model for the impact of fiscal policies on child health in Europe: the example of childhood obesity in Italy. BMC Medicine (2021).
- Chang, K., Khandpur, N., Neri, D., Touvier, M., Huybrechts, I., Millett, C., Vamos, E. Ultra-1 processed food consumption and adiposity trajectories from childhood: a prospective analysis of the ALSPAC birth cohort. JAMA Pediatrics. (2021).
Rasella, D., Richiardi, L., Brachowicz, N., Jara, H., Hanson, M., Boccia, D., Richiardi, M., Pizzi, C. Developing an integrated microsimulation model for the impact of fiscal policies on child health in Europe: the example of childhood obesity in Italy. BMC Medicine. (2021)
COVID-19 and obesity: resources
STOP has gathered materials pertaining to obesity and the current COVID-19 outbreak, with a strong focus on identifying resources that may be useful regarding childhood obesity
Childhood obesity has grown to become one of the most dramatic features of the global obesity epidemic, with dire long-term consequences on health, social and economic outcomes. Obesity has spread to more than one in ten children aged 5-19 throughout southern Europe, in parts of central-eastern Europe and in the United Kingdom, with more than one in three children overweight in countries such as Greece, Malta and Italy. The spread of obesity has been fuelled by changes in social norms and living environments that have led to excessive and imbalanced nutrition, sedentary lifestyles, and ultimately obesity and the diseases associated with it.
STOP (Science and Technology in childhood Obesity Policy), a Horizon 2020-funded project to tackle childhood obesity, aims at expanding and consolidating the multi-disciplinary evidence base upon which effective and sustainable policies can be built to prevent and manage childhood obesity. The primary focus of STOP is on the cumulative impacts of multiple and synergistic exposures in vulnerable and socially disadvantaged children and their families, which must be a priority target for the fight against childhood obesity in Europe. STOP will identify critical stages in childhood (starting from prenatal exposures) at which interventions can be most effective and efficient.
If you are a health professional, such as a scientist, public health worker, health promotion specialist, public health nutritionist or fitness industry worker, you may be interested in the following sections and materials:
If you are a policy maker or part of a non-governmental organisation, you may be interested in the following sections and materials:
If you are an adolescent, a young person, a parent, or a member of the general public, you may be interested in the following sections and materials:
Obesity in children has been a cause of concern for decades, but with the effects of the pandemic exacerbating the issue, it has now become a serious public health crisis. The STOP Project, 24 organisations, […]
Assessing food companies’ commitments and practices on food environments and population nutrition in France
We have long been aware of the link between food environments and risk of overweight and obesity, something which has been exacerbated in recent months by COVID-19. By 2030, obesity is expected to affect over […]
In a recent interview, we talked with Prof Mojca Gabrijelčič Blenkuš, a medical doctor and public health specialist. Prof Gabrijelčič is a member of the STOP consortium and coordinator of the Joint Action Best Practices […]