Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity
Areas / Research groups
The objective of the DEDIPAC KH is "to understand the determinants, at both the individual and group levels, regarding dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviours using a broad multidisciplinary approach, including biological, ecological, psychological, sociological, economic and other socio-economic perspectives and their interrelationships, and to translate this knowledge into a more effective promotion of a healthy diet and physical activity."
The DEDIPAC KH is a multidisciplinary consortium of scientists from 46 research centres supported by joint programming funds from 12 countries across Europe.
The work in DEDIPAC is divided into three Thematic Areas (TAs):
- TA 1: Assessment and harmonisation of methods for future research, surveillance and monitoring, and evaluation of interventions and policies
- TA 2: Determinants of dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviours across the life course and in vulnerable groups
- TA 3: Evaluation and benchmarking of public health and policy interventions aimed at improving dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviours
SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD
Carla Lopes, University of Porto, Portugal
Yannis Manios, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
Lynn Frewer, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Antonio Figueiredo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Liselotte Schäfer Elinder, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Results and publications