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Joint Action on Nutrition and Physical Activity (JANPA): Work Package 4

Creator:

Joint Action on Nutrition and Physical Activity (JANPA)

Subject Keywords: Obesity, Overweight, Child Health, Nutrition, Physical Activity
Set: Obesity
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Report
Type: Report
Region: Europe
Description:

The overall aim of the project is to contribute to halting the rise of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents by 2020. JANPA stands for “Joint Action on Nutrition and Physical Activity”.

For 27 months, 26 European countries, with 39 public institutions and the technical support of the Joint Research Center of the European Commission and the WHO Regional Office for Europe, under the coordination of France (French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety – ANSES and French Ministry for Solidarity and Health - DGS), worked together within the “Joint Action on Nutrition and Physical Activity – JANPA”. The objective was to contribute to halting the rise of childhood obesity in Europe. JANPA is a “building block” for the implementation of the “EU Action Plan on Childhood Obesity 2014-2020”, initiated through the work of the member states within the High Level Group on Nutrition and Physical Activity chaired by the European Commission.

 

WP4| COST OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY

The Institute of Public Health in Ireland - IPH IRL (Ireland), is the leader of the work package 4.

Considerable work has been done on the healthcare costs of adult obesity. Childhood impacts of obesity, however, are rarely included in obesity costing studies. Much more work is necessary to understand the impacts of childhood obesity as well as exploring non-healthcare (societal) costs in more detail.

Work package 4 starts to fill this gap by “developing the evidence-based economic rationale for action on childhood obesity”.

The technical objectives of work package 4 are:

  • to describe the lifetime impact and cost of (present-day) childhood obesity
  • to give a breakdown of these impacts and costs according to the year of occurrence
  • to assess the benefits of reducing childhood obesity by 1% and 5%.

WP 4 is based on an adaptation of the Foresight Obesity Model.

Date:

01/03/2018

Rights: © Public
Suggested citation:

Joint Action on Nutrition and Physical Activity (JANPA). (2018) Joint Action on Nutrition and Physical Activity (JANPA): Work Package 4 [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/1161641 [Accessed: 22nd August 2018].

  

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