Advancing the evidence base for public policies impacting on dietary behaviour, physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Europe: The Policy Evaluation Network promoting a multidisciplinary approach
Lakerveld, Jeroen; Woods, Catherine; Heberstreit, Antje; Brenner, Hermann; Flechtner-Mors, Marion; Harrington, Janas M.; Kamphuis, Carlijn B.M.; Laxy, Michael; Luszczynska, Aleksandra; Mazzocchi, Mario; Murrin, Celine M.; Poelman, Maartje; Steenhuis, Ingrid HM; Roos, Gun; Steinacker, Jurgen; Stock, Christian; Lenthe, Frank van; Zeeb, Hajo; Zukowska, Joanna; Ahrens, Wolfgang
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Original versionLakerveld, Woods, Heberstreit, Brenner, Flechtner-Mors, Harrington, Kamphuis, Laxy, Luszczynska, Mazzocchi, Murrin, Poelman, Steenhuis, Roos, Steinacker, Stock, Lenthe, Zeeb, Zukowska, Ahrens. Advancing the evidence base for public policies impacting on dietary behaviour, physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Europe: The Policy Evaluation Network promoting a multidisciplinary approach. Food Policy. 2020:1-10 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2020.101873
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of global mortality. As the social and economic costs of NCDs have escalated, action is needed to tackle important causes of many NCD’s: low physical activity levels and unhealthy dietary behaviours. As these behaviours are driven by upstream factors, successful policy interventions are required that encourage healthy dietary behaviours, improve physical activity levels and reduce sedentary behaviours of entire populations. However, to date, no systematic research on the implementation and evaluation of policy interventions related to these health behaviours has been conducted across Europe.