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Programme South Africa - Sweden Research and Innovation Week 2019 - May 6-10
  • Satellite events (May 6-8) (Across South Africa)
  • South Africa Sweden Research Seminar & Leadership Summit (May-8-10) (Stellenbosch University)
Read more about the project on www.sasuf.org and www.facebook.com/SouthAfricaSweden
Tuesday, May 7 • 10:00 - 12:00
Society based interventions to combat childhood obesity 2

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Childhood obesity is rising in South Africa and Sweden and with that associated physical and mental complications. So far interventions have not produced sustainable improvement as measured with BMI at the population level. With ECHO zone a more comprehensive approach is taken to address the urgent need to find ways to sustainably curb the development in childhood obesity. ECHO zone is comprehensive both with regard to the number of actors involved and in evidence building. The implementation is therefore challenging. In the seminars experiences from three different places on how complex interventions are implemented will be addressed.

Keywords: Society-based interventions, physical activity, food, sleep, evidence-building.
Venue: Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth
Contact details:  Sindiwe James, Sindiwe.James@mandela.ac.za

Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:00 - 12:00
Port Elizabeth