Sustainable prevention of obesity through integrated strategies (WC2011-071)

Objectives

Starting date: 01/03/2012

The SPOTLIGHT project aims to increase the knowledge base on obesogenic determinants in order to obtain a comprehensive overview of the factors necessary for establishing effective and sustainable lifestyle behavioural change interventions. Moreover, the project aims to identify community-based intervention approaches that are strong in terms of RE-AIM. Finally, extension of the knowledge on - and dissemination of - successful implementation of effective and sustainable community-based intervention approaches in the future are anticipated.

This project therefore aims to define generalisable, effective and sustainable Multilevel Intervention Approaches (MIAs) that can be effectively translated and implemented into health promotion practice, in order to prevent overweight and obesity and reduce the social gradient, and so prevent the related chronic diseases.