Development and implementation of a national policy for promoting healthy eating and physical activity for schools in Europe (HEPS schoolkit)
The main objectives of the HEPS project (2008-2011 ) were:
- To develop, implement and evaluate an effective national policy and sustainable practices on healthy eating and physical activity in schools in all EU Member States.
- To support the development and implementation of comprehensive, sustainable and evidence-based school programmes in the Member States to combat and prevent overweight among school-aged children in the most efficient way, by developing and implementing guiding principles and tools to promote healthy eating and physical activity in schools.
As a result of the HEPS project a schoolkit has been developed and made available for each Member State, consisting of a set of tools for the national level (guiding principles on dealing with healthy eating and physical activity in schools, the inventory tool for available school programmes, an advocacy guide) and for the school level (teacher training programme, practical guidelines for implementation in schools).