Saturday, December 28, 2013

Exploring nationwide dissemination of a Dutch school-based obesity prevention program

The evidence-based Dutch Obesity Intervention in Teenagers (DOiT) program is a school-based
obesity prevention program for 12 to 14-year olds attending the first two years of prevocational education. In a paper just published in the journal BMC Public Health, with Femke van Nassau as first author we describe a study  to evaluate (a) the nationwide dissemination process of DOiT in theNetherlands, and (b) the relationship between quality of implementation and effectiveness during nationwide
dissemination of the program in the Netherlands.