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EPODE approach for childhood obesity prevention : methods, progress and international development

Borys, J.-M., Le Bodo, Y., Jebb, S. A., Seidell, J. C., Summerbell, C., Richard, D., De Henauw, S., Moreno, L. A., Romon, M., Visscher, T. L. S., Raffin, S., Swinburn, B. and EEN Study Group 2012, EPODE approach for childhood obesity prevention : methods, progress and international development, Obesity reviews, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 299-315, doi: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2011.00950.x.

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Title EPODE approach for childhood obesity prevention : methods, progress and international development
Author(s) Borys, J.-M.
Le Bodo, Y.
Jebb, S. A.
Seidell, J. C.
Summerbell, C.
Richard, D.
De Henauw, S.
Moreno, L. A.
Romon, M.
Visscher, T. L. S.
Raffin, S.
Swinburn, B.
EEN Study Group
Journal name Obesity reviews
Volume number 13
Issue number 4
Start page 299
End page 315
Total pages 17
Publisher Wiley - Blackwell Publishing
Place of publication Chichester, England
Publication date 2012-04
ISSN 1467-7881
1467-789X
Keyword(s) children
EPODE
obesity
prevention
Summary Childhood obesity is a complex issue and needs multistakeholder involvement at all levels to foster healthier lifestyles in a sustainable way. ‘Ensemble Prévenons l'ObésitéDes Enfants’ (EPODE, Together Let's Prevent Childhood Obesity) is a large-scale, coordinated, capacity-building approach for communities to implement effective and sustainable strategies to prevent childhood obesity. This paper describes EPODE methodology and its objective of preventing childhood obesity.

At a central level, a coordination team, using social marketing and organizational techniques, trains and coaches a local project manager nominated in each EPODE community by the local authorities. The local project manager is also provided with tools to mobilize local stakeholders through a local steering committee and local networks. The added value of the methodology is to mobilize stakeholders at all levels across the public and the private sectors. Its critical components include political commitment, sustainable resources, support services and a strong scientific input – drawing on the evidence-base – together with evaluation of the programme.

Since 2004, EPODE methodology has been implemented in more than 500 communities in six countries. Community-based interventions are integral to childhood obesity prevention. EPODE provides a valuable model to address this challenge.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2011.00950.x
Field of Research 111104 Public Nutrition Intervention
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2011, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30052532

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Health and Social Development
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