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Nutr Hosp. 2015 Dec 1;32(6):2584-7. doi: 10.3305/nh.2015.32.6.9736.

THAO-CHILD HEALTH PROGRAMME: COMMUNITY BASED INTERVENTION FOR HEALTHY LIFESTYLES PROMOTION TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES: RESULTS OF A COHORT STUDY.

Author information

1
Thao Foundation, Barcelona. Cardiovascular Risk and Nutrition Research Group (CARIN), IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute), Barcelona.. santi.gomez@thaoweb.com.
2
Institute of Food Science and Technology and Nutrition. Spanish National Research Council (ICTAN-CSIC), Madrid.. santi.gomez@thaoweb.com.
3
Unit of Medicine, Endocrinology and Nutrition. Center of Sport Medicine. High Sport Council.. santi.gomez@thaoweb.com.
4
Unit of Investigation in Nutrition, Growth and Human Development of Galicia, Paediatric Department, Clinic University Hospital of Santiago, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela.. santi.gomez@thaoweb.com.
5
Department of Nutrition. Faculty of Pharmacy. Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid.. santi.gomez@thaoweb.com.
6
Spanish Nutrition Foundation (FEN), Madrid.. santi.gomez@thaoweb.com.
7
Spanish Nutrition Foundation (FEN), Madrid. Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, CEU San Pablo University, Madrid, Spain.. santi.gomez@thaoweb.com.
8
Thao Foundation, Barcelona.. santi.gomez@thaoweb.com.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

INTRODUCTION:

childhood obesity is one of the main public health concerns. The multifactorial and multilevel causes require complex interventions such the community based interventions (CBI). Thao-Child Health Programme is a CBI implemented in Spain since 2007.

GOAL:

show the Thao methodology and the latest cross-sectional and longitudinal results.

METHODS:

longitudinal cohort study (4 years of follow- up) and cross sectional study.

RESULTS:

the longitudinal study found an increase of 1% in the overweight prevalence after a follow-up of 4 years of Thao-Programme implementation in 10 municipalities with 6 697 children involved. The cross-sectional study carried out with 20 636 children from 22 municipalities found a childhood overweight prevalence of 26.6%.

DISCUSSION:

currently a brake in the increase of childhood overweight prevalence is considered a success due to the high prevalence worldwide. More studies well methodologically performed are needed to know the efficacy of the CBI's in this field.

PMID:
26667707
DOI:
10.3305/nh.2015.32.6.9736
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