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:
In the past decades, the number of people living with overweight, obesity, and diet related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has risen. This increase has been associated with widening exposure to obesogenic food environments in Europe and […]
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for 74% of deaths worldwide. They have a tremendous impact on people’s mental and physical well-being whilst also having an economic impact through losses in productivity and unemployment. There has […]
Over the last four-and-a-half years, the STOP project has been undertaking research on the determinants of childhood obesity and the policies and interventions that are necessary to address its rising prevalence across Europe. STOP partners […]