Workpackage 02

Identification of behaviours associated with overweight and obesity in childhood

Mai Chin A Paw

Leader Institution:
VU University Medical Centre

This WP will focus on three main energy-balance related behaviours i.e. physical activity, sedentary and eating behaviours and examine which specific sub-behaviours are most important regarding children’s overweight and obesity. The review and secondary analyses will focus on relevant sub-behaviours of eating (e.g. skipping breakfast, snacking, soft drink consumption, fruit and vegetable consumption, eating in front of TV, etc), physical activity (active transport, leisure time physical activity, sports, school time physical activity, domestic activities, etc) and sedentary behaviours (television viewing, internet use, computer games, reading, etc) and their relationship with overweight and obesity.


2.1 Identification of the most important energy balance related behaviours among young children that are associated with overweight and obesity. 2.2 Identification of risk groups (family demographics, socioeconomic indices and parental BMI) with regard to children’s energy balance related behaviours, overweight and obesity. 2.3 Translation of findings into practical input for WP3 and WP6.