Obesity has become the most widespread non-communicable disease among children and adolescents. Almost 43 million children under 5 are overweight or obese, according to reports from the World Health Organization (WHO).
The situation is continuing to deteriorate in numerous regions across the globe. Sharing knowledge has therefore become urgent to improve prevention, care, and the sharing of information that is as up to date as possible.
What is the ECOG?
Since this association was founded in 1991, its membership has not stopped growing. It aims to contribute to sharing experience on the comprehension, evaluation, prevention and treatment of obesity among children and adolescents. Today, 57 experts from 12 European countries are members of the network.
Since 2009, the Louis Bonduelle Foundation has been associated with this project, providing financial support and human resources. The nicest illustration of this expert collective’s work came in 2014, when a free e-book was published, aimed at anyone looking for a reliable and up-to-date source of information on the subject.
Who is this e-book for?
Doctors, psychologists, specialists in physical activity, nutritionists, health workers… the book is for anyone involved with the issue. Do you have medical or scientific training? Since the book is intended for educational use, it allows you to perfect your knowledge in the specific domain of childhood obesity and to easily find out about aspects connected to the disease in its nine chapters.
There are almost 50 articles in pdf format, which are pleasant to read and have an updated bibliography accessible online on the ECOG website, under the Childhood Obesity eBook section. The project has been translated into four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
You can find out more about the project in the video below, and find other articles on the subject in the Resources and scientific tools section.