The research team
This study is conducted by researchers within Sciensano (Brussels) and INRA (Paris) and is part of a larger European project on Science and Technology in Childhood Obesity Prevention (STOP) led by Imperial College London. The project forms part of INFORMAS (International Network for Food and Obesity/NCDs Research, Monitoring and Action Support), a global network of public-interest organisations and researchers that seeks to monitor and benchmark public and private sector actions to create healthy food environments and reduce obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) globally. INFORMAS is coordinated by the University of Auckland.
The project team is led by Dr Stefanie Vandevijvere and Iris Van Dam is conducting a PhD on this topic. Oversight and expert guidance is provided by a steering committee that includes Dr Franco Sassi, Dr Olivier Allais, Professor Boyd Swinburn, Dr Gary Sacks and Thorsten Koenig.