Saturday, March 23, 2013

B.Slim: Healthy eating and physical activity with the DOiT program; the Wellantcollege in Amsterdam example

The DOiT (Dutch Obesity intervention in Teenagers) is an evidence-based program to encourage teenagers to adopt and maintain healthier eating and physical activity to contribute to prevention of overweight and obesity. The program was developed and evaluated by a team led by Dr. Amika Singh. The program has been adopted by the municipality health service in the Amsterdam region, and is implemented in secondary schools here.  The further dessemination an implementation is evaluated by Femke van Nassau. A video about this implementation -with one school as an example- was shot by the Amsterdam municipality health service and broadcasted on YouTube.