Overweight and obesity are important public health problems. In the Netherlands, almost half of the adults are overweight. Vulnerable groups, e.g. people with a low socio-economic status or with a migration background, more often are overweight and more often do have other problems as well. An integral approach is needed to promote a healthy lifestyle. However, up to now, insight lacks into the effective elements of integral approaches to address overweight and obesity among vulnerable groups.
Therefore, the research questions are:
1. Which integral approaches to address overweight are used for vulnerable groups?
2. What are the effective elements in these strategies?
3. What is known about the context, impact, costs and benefits of these effective elements?
Research methods include literature review, interviews, focus groups and an expert meeting.
WUR, UvA, HAN, TU Delft, Radboudumc, Formupgrade,
Municipality of Arnhem and Sports Company, Center for Movement, NL Active, VSG, GGDs, RIVM / CGL, Mulier Institute, KCS and VSG jointly carry out the research and disseminate results.
Vicky Dellas - researcher
Dorine Collard - Mulier Instituut
Erik Beune - Amsterdam UMC