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Project title:

An integrated innovative approach for providing a healthy lifestyle with a focus on nutrition, physical activity, prevention and management of obesity among children, adolescents and adults, and reduction of health inequalities

Project acronym:

Enjoy in Health

Project Promoter:

National Education Institute of the Republic of Slovenia

Project Partners:

Partner 1: National Institute of Public Health

Partner 2: University of Ljubljana

Partner 3: Jožef Stefan Institute

Partner 4: Faculty of Health Care Jesenice

Partner 5: University of Maribor, Faculty of Health Sciences

Project duration:

27.02.2015 - 31.12.2016

Total eligible costs of the project:

802,884.65 EUR

Project grant:

759,884.65 EUR

Programme Area:

Public health initiatives

General objective of the project:

Life-style related diseases prevented or reduced

Project summary:

The project is important due to increasingly unhealthy lifestyle, excessive body weight and obesity in society. Despite the fact that Slovenia has set up and organised a system of school nutrition, included gym in the regular curriculum, and introduced systematic preventive medical examinations, obesity among children and youth continues to rise. The main objective of the project is thus to decrease and prevent lifestyle-related diseases. Specific project objectives include: initiation of effective inter-ministerial cooperation and introduction of environment supporting a healthy lifestyle, education programmes and non-medicinal treatment of obesity. Furthermore, the project aims to introduce innovative approaches, tools and programmes for reducing obesity, and carry out pilot trials in all 12 Slovenian statistical regions. The project also includes the provision of training for over 400 professionals. Project outcomes include: the development and testing of inter-disciplinary prevention teams within the education sector (48), health/medical sector (12), social sector (12) and the local communities (12) with the aim of supporting a healthy lifestyle; and innovative intervention programmes for non-medicinal treatment of obesity among children, youth and adults (3).

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