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Epode International Network

Salud Madrid (SP)

The programme aims at reducing the prevalence of excess weight and obesity, among children and adolescents from the region of Madrid, aged 0 to 17 years, taking into account inequalities in gender and social class.

The activities and interventions are focused on helping families and adolescents to improve eating habits and physical activity. These interventions are developed in the school environment (“Healthy Breakfasts Project”, “Nutritional Counselling on School Lunches”, “Classroom for Public Health” and other educational workshops given by health professionals), as well as in the community, through health educational materials, web tools and local media and in the healthcare services (training health care professionals in the promotion of healthy habits) and Primary Healthcare Centres (Healthcare advice on healthy habits and obesity prevention for children and adolescents).

Since 2015, within OPEN, “Salta” community based project has been launched in the municipality of Humanes de Madrid, integrating interventions in the high school environment as well as in the community and in Primary Healthcare Centres and taking into account inequalities in gender and social class.

These interventions are based on previous studies on the needs of this population and are evaluated by means of specific tools.

 

Institutional partners: Health Regional Ministry of Madrid; Education Regional Ministry of Madrid; Municipalities participating in the “Healthy Breakfasts Project”: Madrid, San Sebastián de los Reyes, Colmenar Viejo, Galapagar, San Lorenzo del Escorial, Villanueva de la Cañada, Villanueva del Pardillo, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Arganda, Rivas-Vaciamadrid) and in Salta (Humanes de Madrid Municipality, MAPFRE foundation, Aquopolis (Water Park), local businesses).

Funding sources:

99% Public financing from the general budget of the Community of Madrid

1% Collaboration with companies from the food industry

Coordinator, Salud Madrid Team

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