JANPA – Nutrition & Physical Activity

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The percentage of overweight children and teenagers is a serious problem in the EU. Up to seven percent of the entire health budget is spent on the treatment of secondary diseases caused by obesity. A Europe-wide project for nutrition and physical activity - Joint Action on Nutrition and Physical Activity (JANPA) – started in September 2015 to prevent health problems caused by excess weight. The project details the following priorities:

 

 

 

  • Evaluation of the financial consequences of overweight and obesity

  • Better implementation of health promotion actions

  • Increased use of nutritional Information

  • Contribution to a healthier school Environment  

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The percentage of overweight children and teenagers is a serious problem in the EU. Up to seven percent of the entire health budget is spent on the treatment of secondary diseases caused by obesity. A Europe-wide project for nutrition and physical activity - Joint Action on Nutrition and Physical Activity (JANPA) – started in September 2015 to prevent health problems caused by excess weight. The project details the following priorities:

 

 

 

  • Evaluation of the financial consequences of overweight and obesity

  • Better implementation of health promotion actions

  • Increased use of nutritional Information

  • Contribution to a healthier school Environment  

More information

Working Packages

Working Packages

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Gesunde Ernährung

JANPA is categorised into seven Work Packages, which are taken over by different institutions in the participating countries:

  1. Coordination
  2. Dissemination
  3. Evaluation
  4. Costs of Childhood Obesity 
  5. Surveying and Evaluation with Regards to Nutritional Information 
  6. Integrated Situational Prevention 
  7. Early Intervention

The AGES Nutrition & Prevention centre is a JANPA partner and is implementing all the measures in the work packages "nutritional information" and "early interventions" together with the Federal Ministry of Health.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information

Work Package 5: Monitoring of Nutritional Information and Food Optimisation

This work package focuses on the information gathered with regards to nutritional labelling in the participating countries. Additionally, data should be gathered on how various interest groups (industry, health promotion…) use this information and how consumers use and understand this information. Two different product groups should be examined with regards to their labelling and their ingredients (content of fat, salt, sugar and saturated fatty acids) as part of two pilot projects carried out by Austria and Romania. The results will provide the basis to discuss improvements in various products with food manufacturers.

Early Intervention

Early Intervention

Work Package 7: Early Intervention

This work package centres on the development of strategies focused on pregnant women and families with small children. Special emphasis is put on the transferability of the actions and taking social equality into consideration. The work package includes the efficacy analysis of services provided, the setting-up of a network to develop political programmes and consideration of social and financial aspects within the European population.


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