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Re: Are there any successful policies and programmes to fight overweight and obesity?

Marlies Willemsen-Regelink
Marlies Willemsen-RegelinkSteunpunt Smaaklessen & EU-SchoolfruitNetherlands

I like to let you know that we work on two programmes in the Netherlands:

  • EU-Schoolfruit and veggieprogramme
  • Tastelessons

From both programmes there is no research done in relation to obesity.

Research is done on Tastelessons (Smaaklessen) in the past year.

http://library.wur.nl/WebQuery/clc/2149122

Some effects on  nutritional behaviour are found.

The EU-Schoolfruit and veggieprogramme in the Netherlands is not evaluated in relation to nutritional behaviour and obesity but I believe that the impact on nutrition behaviour is significant. More and more schools have rules about fruit and vegetables in the school. I see a change during the last 10 years.

Children and parents love the programme. I hope we can do research in the future.

It would also be worth full to compare EU-Schoolfruit initiatives.

Kind regards,

Marlies Willemsen-Regelink

Projectleider Smaaklessen en EU-Schoolfruit en -groente