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Monday, 26 November 2018 17:06


This film shows highlights from the final HEPCOM conference on December 4, 2018 and points out important lessons from the project.


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This presentation tell you how to find the tools you are looking for at the HEPCOM website.


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Saturday, 20 October 2018 13:38

HEPCOM Stories

Getting a healthy lunch at college - a HEPCOM-story from United Kingdom

In Brighton, a team at Further Education College (16-19 years) consisting of students, welfare lead, catering team, interested teacher, City council healthy catering coordinator and Jamie Oliver Foundation representative, have tested tools from HEPCOM’s homepage. University of Brighton HEPCOM Project Team guided the process as a participatory action research project.

The group had special focus on using whole school approaches, whereby the school sets out to increase knowledge and skills around healthy living but also provides a setting and environment which encourages healthy choices.  An underlying principle is the involvement of students in the decision making and co-production of knowledge and practice. The subject was how to improve a healthy lunch at college

Read about the participatory workshop.
Poster no. 1: Putting fruit in the Meal Deal.
Poster no. 2: Hot Meal Deal.

Children’s perceptions of factors related to physical activity in schools – a HEPCOM story from Finland

This is a story about a second-grade class in central Finland who participated in a pilot project about physical activity. The aim of the project was to capture a case study of the range and diversity of children’s experiences and opinions: Which factors do eight- and nine-year-old children perceive as promoting or inhibiting their physical activity during the school day? The inspiration came from a tool at the HEPCOM platform, Shape Up, where children’s participation is an essential basis in planning, for example more functional environments and play areas at school.

Groups of children were asked to photograph factors that they found promoted and inhibited physical activity during the school day, and they came up with photos of for example weather appropriate shoes without shoelaces and a parking lot for cars where children were not allowed to come.
Then, after the photographic session, the children selected the photographs they wanted to talk about and were interviewed about them. The children were asked to recall the situations where the photos had been taken, which enabled her to hear the children’s descriptions of the photos. Their discussion about the photos showed a wide range of factors that can be addressed when planning or improving the possibilities for physical activities.

Read the article about the project.

Reaching young people, parents and teachers with information - a HEPCOM story from Ireland

In Ireland, a group of researchers from National University of Ireland Galway have consulted key stakeholders (young people, parents, teachers and youth workers) to explore their perceptions of the most efficient mechanisms and tools to disseminate research findings about youth health behaviours from HBSC (Health Behaviour in School-aged Children) which is a cross-national study, gaining insight into young people's well-being, health behaviours and their social context.

The stakeholders told them:

Young people would like to have other young people disseminating the information and want to receive it with minimum text and through visual and social media channels.

Parents, teachers and youth workers agreed that HBSC produced valuable information that should be widely disseminated. Teachers and youth workers receive far more information than they have time to read. Information, therefore, should be very focussed, targeted, relevant and specific.

Read more about this inquiry.
Read about the Irish HEPCOM Seminar 2015.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 13:05

Front Page

Welcome to the HEPCOM Learning Platform

The HEPCOM platform has been developed to serve local authorities, local communities and professional practitioners, working with prevention of obesity and overweight among children and young people - for example, through healthy eating and physical activity. It can also be used by students at universities to learn about the process and methodology of health promotion projects.

The tools in the HEPCOM platform are organized in a systematic way by applying the management cycle, which illustrates an ideal working process for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of projects, activities or interventions. By clicking on the different phases in the management cycle, you will find tools that are related to each specific phase which can assist and inspire you to work in a more structured and informed way.


The HEPCOM platform gathers tools that are developed and tested within, and from, a range of diverse health projects supported by EU funding. They are therefore sufficiently flexible to be applied within different European countries or provide inspiration to create specific local solutions based on the experiences of others. Even though some of the tools may not necessarily be recent, they are nevertheless still considered useful and relevant by the partner institutions behind HEPCOM.

The platform contains good practice examples to inspire you in using the tools. National resources will also be included in the HEPCOM platform. If you click on the national section, each flag will lead you to relevant material which has been developed by your national ministries, agencies or other institutions in your country.
For your information, on this website a number in an parenthesis represents the number of times the tool has been downloaded.
Last updated 4 December 2018 by HEPCOM.
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HEPCOM project: preventing overweight and obesity among children and young people. The HEPCOM project aims to increase the number and quality of local community and school interventions for promoting healthy eating and physical activity among children and young people throughout Europe.

For questions concerning the content and technical issues of the HEPCOM learning platform, please contact:

CBO (lead project partner)
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P.O. Box 20064, 3502 LB Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Phone: +31 30 284 3982
E-mail: info@hepcom.eu

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