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Obesity prevalence

Adults, 2017

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Area covered:National
References:2017 - EUROSTAT Database http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=ilc_hch10&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2014

Survey type:Measured
Age:18+
Area covered:National
References:2014 Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1998-2002

Survey type:Measured
Age:20-59
Sample size:3691
Area covered:National
References:Visscher TLS, Viet AL, Kroesbergen HT and Seidell JC. (2006). Underreporting of BMI in adults and its effect on obesity prevalence estimations in the period 1998 to 2002. Obesity, 14(11): 2054 - 2063.
Notes:NB. More recent self report data available (2014). See overweight and obesity by age
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1993-1997

Survey type:Measured
Age:37-43
Sample size:4623
References:Visscher TLS, Kromhout D, Seidell J. Long term and recent time trends in the prevalence of obesity among Dutch men and women. IJO 2002;26:1218-24
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1987-1991

Survey type:Measured
Age:37-43
Sample size:7510
References:Visscher TLS, Kromhout D, Seidell J. Long term and recent time trends in the prevalence of obesity among Dutch men and women. IJO 2002;26:1218-24
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1976-1980

Survey type:Measured
Age:37-43
Sample size:17008
References:Visscher TLS, Kromhout D, Seidell J. Long term and recent time trends in the prevalence of obesity among Dutch men and women. IJO 2002;26:1218-24
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2010

Survey type:Measured
Age:10-12
Sample size:901
Area covered:National
References:Brug J, van Stralen MM, te Velde SJ, Chinapaw MJM, De Bourdeaudhuij I, et al. (2012) Differences in Weight Status and Energy-Balance Related Behaviors among Schoolchildren across Europe: The ENERGY-Project. PLoS ONE 7(4): e34742. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034742
Notes:IOTF International Cut Off Point Combined totals calculated by weighting by sample size
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 2003

Survey type:Measured
Age:5-16
Sample size:90071
Area covered:National
References:van den Hurk K, van Buuren P, van Buuren S, Verkerk PH and HiraSing RA. (2007). Prevalence of overweight and obesity in the Netherlands in 2003 compared to 1980 and 1977. Archives Dis Child, 92: 992 - 995.
Notes:IOTF International Cut Off
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 1997

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-16
Area covered:National
References:Katja van den Hurk, Paula van Dommelen, Stef van Buuren, Paul H Verkerk, Remy A HiraSing. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in the Netherlands in 2003 compared to 1980 and 1997. Arch Dis Child 2007;92:992–995. doi: 10.1136/adc.2006.115402
Notes:IOTF Cut off. Reference: Cole TJ, Bellizzi MC, Flegal KM, Dietz WH. Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: International survey. BMJ. 2000 May 6;320(7244):1240-3. Large national survey although size not specified
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 1980

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-16
Area covered:National
References:van den Hurk K, van Buuren P, van Buuren S, Verkerk PH and HiraSing RA. (2007). Prevalence of overweight and obesity in the Netherlands in 2003 compared to 1980 and 1977. Archives Dis Child, 92: 992 - 995.
Notes:IOTF Cut off. Reference: Cole TJ, Bellizzi MC, Flegal KM, Dietz WH. Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: International survey. BMJ. 2000 May 6;320(7244):1240-3. Large national survey - sample size not specified.
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by age and education

Men, 2017

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:2017 - Education EUROSTAT Database http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=ilc_hch10&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2017

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:2017 - Education EUROSTAT Database http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=ilc_hch10&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:2014 Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:2014 Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Overweight/obesity by education

Men, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Area covered:National
References:2014 Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Notes:Less than primary, primary and lower secondary education (levels 0-2) Upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education (levels 3 and 4) Tertiary education (levels 5-8) Total sample size in EU = 35100 (Age 18+)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Area covered:National
References:2014 Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Notes:Less than primary, primary and lower secondary education (levels 0-2) Upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education (levels 3 and 4) Tertiary education (levels 5-8) Total sample size in EU = 35100 (Age 18+)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2013

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:25+
Area covered:National
References:Statistics Netherlands (CBS): http://statline.cbs.nl/StatWeb/publication/?VW=T&DM=SLEN&PA=81177ENG&LA=EN (last accessed on 26.5.15)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2010

Survey type:Measured
Age:10-12
Sample size:901
Area covered:National
References:Brug J, van Stralen MM, te Velde SJ et al. Differences in Weight Status and Energy-Balance Related Behaviors among Schoolchildren across Europe: The ENERGY-Project. PLoS ONE 2012;7 (4) e34742
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by age

Adults, 2017

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:2017 - EUROSTAT Database http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=ilc_hch10&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2013

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Statistics Netherlands (CBS): http://statline.cbs.nl/StatWeb/publication/?VW=T&DM=SLEN&PA=81177ENG&LA=EN (last accessed on 26.5.15)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2003

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:90071
Area covered:National
References:Katja van den Hurk, Paula van Dommelen, Stef van Buuren, Paul H Verkerk, Remy A HiraSing. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in the Netherlands in 2003 compared to 1980 and 1997' Arch Dis Child 2007;92:992-995.
Cutoffs:Other

Overweight/obesity by age and region

Men, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:2014 Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:2014 Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Overweight/obesity by age and socio-economic group

Adults, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:2014 Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:2014 Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:2014 Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Overweight/obesity by socio-economic group

Men, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Area covered:National
References:2014 Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Notes:1st Quintile (lowest income), 5th Quintile (highest income) Please note where data = zero, there were insufficient data. Total sample number in EU: 35100 (Age 18+)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Area covered:National
References:2014 Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Notes:1st Quintile (lowest income), 5th Quintile (highest income) Please note where data = zero, there were insufficient data. Total sample number in EU: 35100 (Age 18+)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Insufficient physical activity

Adults, 2016

References:Guthold R, Stevens GA, Riley LM, Bull FC. Worldwide trends in insufficient physical activity from 2001 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 358 population-based surveys with 1.9 million participants. Lancet 2018 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30357-7

Men, 2016

References:Guthold R, Stevens GA, Riley LM, Bull FC. Worldwide trends in insufficient physical activity from 2001 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 358 population-based surveys with 1.9 million participants. Lancet 2018 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30357-7

Women, 2016

References:Guthold R, Stevens GA, Riley LM, Bull FC. Worldwide trends in insufficient physical activity from 2001 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 358 population-based surveys with 1.9 million participants. Lancet 2018 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30357-7

Children, 2010

Age:11-17
References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A893?lang=en
Notes:% of school going adolescents not meeting WHO recommendations on Physical Activity for Health, i.e. doing less than 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.
Definitions:% Adolescents insufficiently active (age standardised estimate)

Boys, 2010

Age:11-17
References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A893?lang=en
Notes:% of school going adolescents not meeting WHO recommendations on Physical Activity for Health, i.e. doing less than 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.
Definitions:% Adolescents insufficiently active (age standardised estimate)

Girls, 2010

Age:11-17
References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A893?lang=en
Notes:% of school going adolescents not meeting WHO recommendations on Physical Activity for Health, i.e. doing less than 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.
Definitions:% Adolescents insufficiently active (age standardised estimate)

Sugar consumption

Adults, 2016

References:Source: Euromonitor International
Definitions:Sugar consumption (Number of 500g sugar portions/person/month)

Estimated per-capita sugar sweetened beverages intake

Adults, 2016

References:Source: Euromonitor International

Prevalence of at least daily carbonated soft drink consumption

Children, 2014

Survey type:Measured
References:World Health Organization. (2017). Adolescent obesity and related behaviours: Trends and inequalities in the who european region, 2002-2014: observations from the Health Behavior in School-aged Children (HBSC) WHO collaborative cross-national study (J. Inchley, D. Currie, J. Jewel, J. Breda, & V. Barnekow, Eds.). World Health Organization. Sourced from Food Systems Dashboard http://www.foodsystemsdashboard.org
Notes:15-year-old adolescents
Definitions:Prevalence of at least daily carbonated soft drink consumption (% of at least daily carbonated soft drink consumption)

Prevalence of confectionery consumption

Adults, 2016

References:Source: Euromonitor International
Definitions:Prevalence of confectionery consumption (Number of 50g confectionery portions/person/month)

Prevalence of sweet/savoury snack consumption

Adults, 2016

References:Source: Euromonitor International
Definitions:Prevalence of sweet/savoury snack consumption (Number of 35g sweet/savoury snack portions/person/month)

Estimated per-capita fruit intake

Adults, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:25+
References:Global Burden of Disease, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation http://ghdx.healthdata.org/
Definitions:Estimated per-capita fruit intake (g/day)

Prevalence of less-than-daily fruit consumption

Children, 2014

Survey type:Measured
References:Global School-based Student Health Surveys. Beal et al (2019). Global Patterns of Adolescent Fruit, Vegetable, Carbonated Soft Drink, and Fast-food consumption: A meta-analysis of global school-based student health surveys. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1177/0379572119848287. Sourced from Food Systems Dashboard http://www.foodsystemsdashboard.org/food-system
Definitions:Prevalence of less-than-daily fruit consumption (% less-than-daily fruit consumption)

Prevalence of less-than-daily vegetable consumption

Children, 2014

Survey type:Measured
Age:12-17
References:Beal et al. (2019). Global Patterns of Adolescent Fruit, Vegetable, Carbonated Soft Drink, and Fast-food consumption: A meta-analysis of global school-based student health surveys. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1177/0379572119848287 sourced from Food Systems Dashboard http://www.foodsystemsdashboard.org/food-system
Definitions:Prevalence of less-than-daily vegetable consumption (% less-than-daily vegetable consumption)

Estimated per-capita processed meat intake

Adults, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:25+
References:Global Burden of Disease, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation http://ghdx.healthdata.org/
Definitions:Estimated per-capita processed meat intake (g per day)

Estimated per-capita whole grains intake

Adults, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:25+
References:Global Burden of Disease, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation http://ghdx.healthdata.org/
Definitions:Estimated per-capita whole grains intake (g/day)

Mental health - depression disorders

Adults, 2015

References:Prevalence data from Global Burden of Disease study 2015 (http://ghdx.healthdata.org) published in: Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders: Global Health Estimates. Geneva:World Health Organization; 2017. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
Definitions:% of population with depression disorders

Mental health - anxiety disorders

Adults, 2015

References:Prevalence data from Global Burden of Disease study 2015 (http://ghdx.healthdata.org) published in: Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders: Global Health Estimates. Geneva:World Health Organization; 2017. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
Definitions:% of population with anxiety disorders

Oesophageal cancer

Men, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, oesophagus, adults ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Women, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, oesophagus, adults ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Breast cancer

Women, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, breast, females, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Colorectal cancer

Men, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, colorectum, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Women, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, colorectum, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Pancreatic cancer

Men, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, pancreas, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Women, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, pancreas, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Gallbladder cancer

Men, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, gallbladder, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Women, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, gallbladder, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Kidney cancer

Men, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, kidney, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Women, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, kidney, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Cancer of the uterus

Women, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, cervix uteri, females, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Raised blood pressure

Adults, 2015

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A875?lang=en
Definitions:Age Standardised estimated % Raised blood pressure 2015 (SBP>=140 OR DBP>=90).

Men, 2015

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A875?lang=en
Definitions:Age Standardised estimated % Raised blood pressure 2015 (SBP>=140 OR DBP>=90).

Women, 2015

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A875?lang=en
Definitions:Age Standardised estimated % Raised blood pressure 2015 (SBP>=140 OR DBP>=90).

Raised cholesterol

Adults, 2008

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A885
Definitions:% Raised total cholesterol (>= 5.0 mmol/L) (age-standardized estimate).

Men, 2008

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A885
Definitions:% Raised total cholesterol (>= 5.0 mmol/L) (age-standardized estimate).

Women, 2008

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A885
Definitions:% Raised total cholesterol (>= 5.0 mmol/L) (age-standardized estimate).

Raised fasting blood glucose

Men, 2014

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A869?lang=en
Definitions:Age Standardised % raised fasting blood glucose (>= 7.0 mmol/L or on medication).

Women, 2014

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A869?lang=en
Definitions:Age Standardised % raised fasting blood glucose (>= 7.0 mmol/L or on medication).

Diabetes prevalence

Adults, 2017

References:Reproduced with kind permission of IDF, International Diabetes Federation. IDF Diabetes Atlas, 8th edition. Brussels, Belgium: International Diabetes Federation, 2017. http://www.diabetesatlas.org
Definitions:Diabetes age-adjusted comparative prevalence (%).

Health systems

Economic classification: High Income

Health systems summary

The Netherlands provides universal health coverage through a mixed healthcare system that finances curative, long-term care and social care through different means. Curative care (which includes specialist care, primary care, pharmaceuticals and mental health care) is financed through a competitive social insurance system that was reformed in 2006 to be made mandatory for all residents. All residents are required to purchase a social insurance policy that covers a defined benefit package, and all insurers must accept all applications. This is in contrast with the single payer social insurance system that is in place for long-term care and the locally-led, tax-funded social care scheme.

Out of pocket payments in the Netherlands are relatively low (compared to the rest of the European Union) at 11.1% of health expenditure. This is believed to be due to the large voluntary health insurance sector and the fact that GP care and maternal care are free at point of delivery.

Indicators

Where is the country’s government in the journey towards defining ‘Obesity as a disease’?Some progress
Where is the country’s healthcare provider in the journey towards defining ‘Obesity as a disease’?Defined as disease
Is there specialist training available dedicated to the training of health professionals to prevent, diagnose, treat and manage obesity?Some progress
Have any taxes or subsidies been put in place to protect/assist/inform the population around obesity?No
Are there adequate numbers of trained health professionals in specialties relevant to obesity in urban areas?Some progress
Are there adequate numbers of trained health professionals in specialties relevant to obesity in rural areas?Some progress
Are there any obesity-specific recommendations or guidelines published for adults?Yes
Are there any obesity-specific recommendations or guidelines published for children?Yes
In practice, how is obesity treatment largely funded?Insurance

Perceived barriers to treatment

  • Lack of financial investment and funding for coverage
  • Lack of political will, interest and action
  • Failure to recognise or accept all treatment options
  • Poor availability of pharmaceutical options
  • Stigma
  • Food cost and availability
  • Lack of evidence, monitoring and research

Summary of stakeholder feedback

While not there yet, stakeholders felt that the government and healthcare providers and professionals were making great strides towards recognising obesity as a disease. It was noted that overweight and obesity features in the National Prevention Agreement launched in 2018, an agreement that lays out important steps to address overweight and obesity, smoking and problematic alcohol consumption in the Netherlands (as the 3 biggest contributors to the burden on disease). It appears that most prevention efforts are currently made in and around schools.

Healthcare coverage for obesity management and treatment was reported to have improved in recent years. Since 2019, 2 years of lifestyle intervention is covered by insurance. The recent coverage of lifestyle intervention is a major step forward in the treatment of those who are overweight but not eligible/suitable for surgery (which is also covered by insurance).

Generally, most adults enter the system through primary care and most children are picked up through routine screening. Despite being the gatekeepers to treatment, GPs are said to be unable to address excess weight with their patients living with overweight and obesity because of short consultation times. When it is discussed, it was said that individuals are reluctant to be referred on because of the cost. Stakeholders reported that although obesity treatments are included as part of the basic health insurance, the €385 excess fee was a barrier to those on a low income. It was felt that most left the system after failing to attend appointments post-referral.

There are a reasonable number of obesity-related healthcare professionals in both urban and rural areas in the Netherlands, but numbers could be improved. Stakeholders felt that behavioural professionals were particularly lacking. While specialist obesity training does not appear to be available, stakeholders reported that individual professionals are starting to do obesity-specific training e.g. internal medicine specialists, paediatricians, dieticians and physiotherapists. Care standards exist for both adult and children, but it was said that not all health professionals were aware of the existence of the guidelines.

Based on interviews/survey returns from 7 stakeholders

Last updated: June 2020

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The combined lifestyle intervention 2019

The combined lifestyle intervention 2019 part of the basic insurance. The Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa) and the Netherlands Care Institute have set the frameworks for this; it focuses on reducing energy intake, increasing exercise and adding customized psychological interventions to support behavioral change. [PDF in Dutch].

Categories:Evidence of Multidisciplinary Intervention
Year(s):2019 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Menzis
Find out more:www.kngf.nl
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Available from: https://www.kngf.nl/vakgebied/programmas/beweegzorg-2018/gli-%E2%80%93-algemene-informatie.html (Accessed August 2019).

'Akkoord Preventie' (National prevention agreement 2018)

Includes a number of measures against overweight and obesity including healthier food in sport club and school canteens, healthier food in hospitals, changes to manufacturing of food to make it healthier and many more.

Categories (partial):Evidence of National Obesity Strategy/Policy or Action
Year(s):2018 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:MVO Nederland
Find out more:www.rijksoverheid.nl
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References:MVO Nederland. Available from: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/gezondheid-en-preventie/documenten/convenanten/2018/11/23/nationaal-preventieakkoord [Last Accessed 30 January 2019]. _x000D__x000D_ _x000D__x000D_ [Document in Dutch].

2018 Obesity guidelines for Paediatricians

Guidelines for treatment of childhood obesity for paediatricians [article in dutch].

Categories:Evidence of Management/treatment guidelines
Year(s):2018 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:van den Akker et al
Find out more:www.kindergeneeskunde-mca.nl
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References:van den Akker et al. Obesitas bij kinderen en adolescenten. Leidraad voor kinderartsen. Available from: http://www.kindergeneeskunde-mca.nl/images/stories/medische_protocollen/Obesitas-leidraad-voor-kinderartsen.pdf (Accessed August 2019).

2018 Specialised care path module for children with serious overweight

Care path for those with severe obesity. [Article in Dutch]

Categories:Evidence of Management/treatment guidelines
Year(s):2018 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Samen Gesond
Find out more:www.proeftuinovergewichtdenbosch.nl
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References:Available from: https://www.proeftuinovergewichtdenbosch.nl/UPLOAD/Documenten/Documenten%20proeftuin%202/2018-12-20%20Module%20gespecialiseerd%20zorgpad.pdf (Accessed August 2019).

BeweegKuur GLI (Combined Lifestyle Intervention)

A lifestyle intervention for those in a primary care setting, consisting of; healthier eating, more exercise and behavioral change.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2018 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:House for Movement
Find out more:gecombineerdeleefstijlinterventie.nl
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References:Available from: https://gecombineerdeleefstijlinterventie.nl/ [Accessed 20 March 2019].

CooL (Coaching on Lifestyle)

Combined lifestyle intervention consisting of a basic and a maintenance program involving; an intake interview, 2 individual interviews, 8 group meetings and a final interview. These ultimately aim to gradually improve lifestyle to achieve a sustainable lifestyle change with the goal of achieving; weight loss, improving physical fitness , health benefits and improving the quality of life.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2018 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:Expertise center Lifestyle interventions
Find out more:www.leefstijlinterventies.nl
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References:Available from: https://www.leefstijlinterventies.nl/ [Accessed 20 March 2019].

Fun and Health Summer programme

A 5-month intensive intervention by The BootClub BV for obese children aged 9-16 involving various camp weeks with overnight stays. Programme involves lifestyle guidance, tailor-made approach, growth, reward and recognition and close involvement of parents.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2018 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:The BootClub
Find out more:www.loketgezondleven.nl
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References:Available from: https://www.loketgezondleven.nl/leefstijlinterventies/interventies-zoeken/1600023 [Accessed 20 March 2019].

Healthy weight programme 2018-2021

Aim to achieve a healthy weight for all 0-5 year olds in Amsterdam targeting children and parents by influencing social, physical, work, school environments,

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2018-2021
Target age group:Children
Organisation:City of Amsterdam
Find out more:www.amsterdam.nl
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References:Gemeente Amsterdam. (2018) Amsterdam Healthy Weight Programme, Available from: https://www.amsterdam.nl/bestuur-organisatie/organisatie/sociaal/onderwijs-jeugd-zorg/blijven-wij-gezond/amsterdam-healthy/, [Available from: 22 November 2018]

National prevention strategy 2018

Includes measures against obesity amongst other things. Some obejectives include:_x000D__x000D_ From 2020 at least 2,500 sports clubs will offer their members and visitors healthier food in the canteen._x000D__x000D_ From 2020 at least 950 schools will offer their students and staff healthy food in the canteen._x000D__x000D_ From 2025, half of the hospitals will offer healthier food to patients, staff and visitors._x000D__x000D_ Manufacturers are going to reduce sugar content of soft drinks, sweets and dairy products healthier. _x000D__x000D_ From 2019, the central government, supermarkets and catering companies will make the Schijf van Vijf more famous in the Netherlands. So that people can opt for healthy food even better._x000D__x000D_ Those with overweight problems receive customized care and support. From 1 January 2019 the reimbursement for this Combined Lifestyle intervention will be included in the basic insurance ._x000D__x000D_ Sports clubs and gyms want to make their offer even more accessible to people who do not exercise enough or exercise.

Categories:Evidence of NCD strategy
Categories (partial):Evidence of National Obesity Strategy/Policy or Action
Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2018 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Rijksoverheid
Find out more:www.rijksoverheid.nl
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References:Rijksoverheid. National prevention agreement. Available from: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/documenten/convenanten/2018/11/23/nationaal-preventieakkoord [Accessed 31 July 2019].

Fitcoach lifestyle plan

The intervention is aimed at inactive and low-activity and overweight and obese people. Includes a 4-phase plan including; ??nutrition, exercise and motivation to change lifestyle .

Categories:Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Categories (partial):Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2017 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:EFAA
Find out more:www.loketgezondleven.nl
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References:Available from: https://www.loketgezondleven.nl/leefstijlinterventies/interventies-zoeken/1402850 [Accessed 20 March 2019].

LEFF (Lifestyle, Energy, Fun & Friends)

Dutch version of the UK MEND program (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it!). A combined lifestyle intervention in which families work in groups for 10 weeks on healthy eating and exercise (aimed at 7-12 year olds). The main aims are for the children to achieve a healthier diet and exercise pattern to improve the generic and weight-related quality of life and to reduce gender.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Categories (partial):Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2017 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Healthy Youth Foundation
Find out more:www.start-leff.nl
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References:Available from: http://www.start-leff.nl [Accessed 20 March 2019].

SLIMMER

24 month nutrition and exercise programme aiming to improve the lifestyle of those at risk of or with obesity and prevent development of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Categories (partial):Evidence of National Obesity Strategy/Policy or Action
Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2017 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:GGD North and East Gelderland
Find out more:www.ggdnog.nl
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References:Available from: https://www.ggdnog.nl/slimmer [Accessed 20 March 2019].

Regulations on fat products 2016

Regulations on fat products for manufacturers.

Categories:Taxation/Subsidies on Food or Beverages or law relating to public health
Year(s):2016 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Official Legal Portal
Find out more:wetten.overheid.nl
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References:Information provided with kind permission of GINA (Global database on the Implementation of Nutrition Action) https://extranet.who.int/nutrition/gina/sites/default/files/NLD%202016%20Regulations%20on%20fat%20products.pdf.

SMARTsize

A book, an interactive website, a home screener and a cooking course all aiming to reduce energy intake by altering portion size, preparing meals / products with a low energy density and addressing environmental influences that encourage overeating.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2016 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:VU - Health Sciences department
Find out more:www.loketgezondleven.nl
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References:Available from: https://www.loketgezondleven.nl/leefstijlinterventies/interventies-zoeken/1600172 [Last Accessed 20 March 2019]

Dutch Dietary Guidelines

Food-based dietary guidelines which were updated 2015-2016

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2015 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Netherlands Nutrition Center
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Exercise Cure (BeweegKuur)

A primary care combined lifestyle intervention for those with a weight-related health risk. Consists of exercise and nutrition programmes.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Categories (partial):Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2015 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:House for Movement
Find out more:www.loketgezondleven.nl
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References:Available from: https://www.loketgezondleven.nl/leefstijlinterventies/interventies-zoeken/1402397 [Accessed 20 March 2019].

Physically active school lessons

Incorporating physical activity in normal academic lessons at 12 schools in the Netherlands (e.g. during maths, English etc) with the aim to reduce overweight/obesity and improve fitness

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Categories (partial):Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2015 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Greef et al (2016)
Find out more:onlinelibrary.wiley.com
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References:Greef, W.D, Hartman, E, Mullender-Wijnsma, M.J, Bosker, R.J, Doolaard, S. and Visscher, C ‘Effect of Physically Active Academic Lessons on Body Mass Index and Physical Fitness in Primary School Children’, Journal of School and Health, 86(5), pp. 346-352.

The Netherlands Commercials Code: Commercials for food products 2015: Marketing of food products to children

The Stichting Reclame Code (SRC) deals with the self-regulation system of advertising in The Netherlands

Categories:Evidence of Marketing Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2015 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Dutch Consumer Association (CB)
Find out more:www.reclamecode.nl

B Fit

A programme of education and activities aimed at preventing and stabilising overweight in children

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2014 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Gelderland Sports Federation
Find out more:www.bfit.nl
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References:Available from: https://www.bfit.nl/ [Accessed 20 March 2019].

Dutch National Program Prevention 2014-2016

The National Prevention Programme 'Everything is Health' promotes healthier lifestyles, which includes taking enough exercise. Reducing obesity is one of the main aims of this programme.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Categories (partial):Evidence of National Obesity Strategy/Policy or Action
Year(s):2014-2016
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. National Institute for Public Health and the Environment.
Find out more:www.government.nl
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European Union (EU) Action Plan on Childhood Obesity 2014-2020

EU Action plan. To contribute to halting the rise in overweight and obesity in children and young people (0-18 years) by 2020

Categories:Transnational Obesity Strategies/Policy or Action Plan
Year(s):2014-2020
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Ministry of Health
Find out more:ec.europa.eu
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References:EU Action Plan on Childhood Table of contents [Internet]. Available from: https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/nutrition_physical_activity/docs/childhoodobesity_actionplan_2014_2020_en.pdf ‌

RealFit

Combination of exercise and nutrition lessons for children aiming to reduce or stabilize their weight.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Categories (partial):Evidence of National Obesity Strategy/Policy or Action
Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2014 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:House for movement
Find out more:www.realfit.nl
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References:Available from: www.realfit.nl [Accessed 20 March 2019].

Healthy arrangement of Gageldonk-West

Aims to increase physical activity levels of low SES area inhabitants by changing the environment in a way that encourages activity.

Categories:Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2013 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:The municipality of Bergen op Zoom
Find out more:www.zonmw.nl

Nice and Fit! Primary education

A 3 year long preventive intervention in which schools are guided to integrate healthy eating and exercise. The intervention focuses on stimulating a healthier diet and better quality and more exercise at school. Nice and Fit! BO works with ten different pillars that work together and independently.

Categories:Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2013 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Municipality of Rotterdam
Find out more:www.rotterdamlekkerfit.nl
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References:Available from: http://www.rotterdamlekkerfit.nl [Accessed 20 March 2019].

Price discounts significantly enhance fruit and vegetable purchases when combined with nutrition education: a randomized controlled supermarket trial.

The papers reviews the impact of reducting fruit and vegetable prices in the Netherlands in the context of health promotion.

Categories:Taxation/Subsidies on Food or Beverages or law relating to public health
Year(s):2013 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
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References:Waterlander WE, de Boer MR, Schuit AJ, Seidell JC, Steenhuis IH. Price discounts significantly enhance fruit and vegetable purchases when combined with nutrition education: a randomized controlled supermarket trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013;97(4):886–95

Dutch Obesity Intervention in Teenagers DOiT

Educating 12-14 year olds on the importance of making the right dietary choices (avoiding high sugar, high fat drinks and foods), getting physical activity daily, reducing screen time. Also education on awareness of the obesogenic environment as well as parental support - helping to raise awareness of choosing the right foods and physical activity at home.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2011-2013
Target age group:Children
Organisation:CHRODIS (implementing good practices for chronic diseases)
Find out more:doitopschool.nl
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References:Nassau et al (2014). The Dutch Obesity Intervention in Teenagers (DOiT) cluster controlled implementation trial: intervention effects and mediators and moderators of adiposity and energy balance-related behaviours. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 11 (158).

Fitter Step by Step

Aims to improve physical activity levels and healthy nutrition in unemployed beneficiaries by increasing their participation in society.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Categories (partial):Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2011 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:The Woerden Actief Foundation, the Health organization ‘Welzijn Woerden’, and the Municipality of Woerden.
Find out more:woerdenactief.nl

Guidelines for a healthy diet: the ecological perspective

These guidelines include specific recommendations of foods to be eaten on a daily basis for different population groups.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2011 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Health Council of the Netherlands
Find out more:www.voedingscentrum.nl
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References:Netherlands Nutrition Centre

Putting it on in Groningen

Aims to level off obesity increase in low SES areas by optimising existing interventions and targeting health professionals.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2011 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:The Municipal Health Centre of Groningen and the Municipality of Groningen
Find out more:www.zonmw.nl

'AanTafel!' a Dutch intervention for obese young children

A multi-component, multi-disciplinary, family-based, parent-focused, tailored individually to children and families. They used a combintation of both group and individual sessions and a web-based learning module.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Evidence of Multidisciplinary Intervention
Year(s):2010 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Van Hoek et al 2017
Find out more:www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
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References:Van Hoek et al 2017. Development of a Dutch intervention for obese young children. Health Promot Int. 2017 Aug 1;32(4):624-635.

Exercise Garden

Aims to stimulate physical activity of adults and elderly by placing fitness equipment in an existing playground for children.

Categories:Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2010 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:Municipality health service (GGD Brabant Zuid Oost)

Health Race Laarbeek

Aims to promote a healthy lifestyle for inhabitants of the city of Laarbeek by competing in a health contest organised by locals.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2010 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Find out more:www.gezondheidsrace.nl

The care standards Obesity

Obesity care standards outlining which care should be provided, how it should be organised and the quality requirements it must meet.

Categories (partial):Evidence of Management/treatment guidelines
Year(s):2010 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Overweight Netherlands Partnership (PON)
Find out more:www.nvk.nl
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References:Partnerschap Overgewicht Nederland (2010). Zorgstandaard Obesitas. Available from: https://www.nvk.nl/Portals/0/richtlijnen/obesitas%20zorgstandaard/obesitaszorgstandaard.pdf. [Accessed 14 December 2018].

Walk yourself healthy

Aims to improve the health of inhabitants of low SES areas in Eindhoven city by promoting physical activity and healthy nutrition.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2010 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Municipal Health Service (GGD) of Eindhoven

New-style Eating (Het Nieuwe Eten)

A campaign to encourage people to make step-by-step changes at their own speed.

Categories (partial):Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2008 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Netherlands Nutrition Centre (part of the National Institute for Public Health)
Find out more:www.loketgezondleven.nl

Partnership Overweight Netherlands (PON)

The Partnership Overweight Netherlands (PON) was established as collaboration between 16 partners to facilitate the development and implementation of a chronic disease management model for children and adults with obesity.

Categories:Evidence of Multidisciplinary Intervention
Year(s):2008 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:The Partnership Overweight Netherlands (PON)
Find out more:www.partnerschapovergewicht.nl

Guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of obesity in adults and children

Guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of obesity.

Categories:Evidence of Management/treatment guidelines
Year(s):2007 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Medical Scientific Council of the Quality Institute for Healthcare CBO
Find out more:www.partnerschapovergewicht.nl
References:Medical Scientific Council of the Quality Institute for Healthcare CBO. Conceptrichtlijn Diagnostiek en behandeling van obesitas bij volwassenen en kinderen. Available from: http://www.partnerschapovergewicht.nl/images/Organisatie/CBO_richtlijn_diagnostiek_behandeling_obesitas_08_1.pdf. [Accessed 14 December 2018].

The Choices programme

The Dutch version of the Choices logo (Vinkje) is now confirmed as the single food choice logo for the Netherlands. Introduced in 2006 as a response to the WHO's call for food industry to take an active role in tackling the obesity problem.

Categories:Evidence of Marketing Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2006 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Choices International Federation
Find out more:www.hetvinkje.nl
References:Choices International Federation. http://www.choicesprogramme.org/ (last accessed 10 Feb 2016)

B.Slim move more.Eat healthy (BSlim)

Focuses on children of a healthy weight and overweight. Aims to prevent children becoming overweight by providing an integrated, tailor-made plan for each priority area, whereby both the lifestyle of people and the environment are affected.

Categories (partial):Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2005-2017
Target age group:Children
Organisation:GGD region Utrecht
Find out more:bslim.nu
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References:Available from: https://bslim.nu/ [Accessed 20 March 2019].

Balanz4kids

An intervention encouraging obese children and adolescents to change their lifestyle, under professional supervision. It is a multi-disciplincary approach over 24 weeks helping the children learn to make choices, undertake exercise and nutrition and gain self-confidence. Parents / guardians are also assisted with this lifestyle change, so that the child is supported to actually apply the changes in daily life.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Fysiocompany Station
Find out more:www.loketgezondleven.nl
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References:Available from: https://www.loketgezondleven.nl/leefstijlinterventies/interventies-zoeken/1600135 [Accessed 20 March 2019].

Buy Healthy Cook healthy

A course designed for those with a low socio-economic status to prevent obesity and encourage healthier eating and drinking. The participants learn how to buy and prepare tasty and inexpensive healthy food.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:GGD Amsterdam
Find out more:www.loketgezondleven.nl
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References:Available from: https://www.loketgezondleven.nl/leefstijlinterventies/interventies-zoeken/1401357 [Accessed 20 March 2019].

Healthy eating works better

An intervention ensuring more vitality, fitness, job satisfaction and a safer working environment by encouraging employees to eat healthily. Aims to increase nutrition knowledge, mindful eating and encouraging a healthier range of nutrition at work. The overall objective is to improve eating habits of employees to reduce physical complaints and fatigue, improve health and safety and increase productivity and job satisfaction.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:Enerjoy
Find out more:ener-joy.nl
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References:Available from: https://ener-joy.nl/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Voedingsprogramma.png [Accessed 20 March 2019].

Interdisciplinary Theory- and Evidence-Based Intervention to Prevent Childhood Obesity

An intervention study designed to evaluate the effectiveness of an evidence-based obesity prevention programme on body composition and physical activity of adolescents in schools.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Hoor et al.
Find out more:www.frontiersin.org
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References:Hoor et al 2017. Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary Theory- and Evidence-Based Intervention to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Theoretical and Methodological Lessons Learned. Front. Public Health, doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00352

JOGG

JOGG is the Dutch acronym for Jongeren Op Gezond Gewicht (Young People at Healthy Weight). It is a programme that aims to create an environment that reinforces healthy lifestyle choices by children and teenagers.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Government
Find out more:jongerenopgezondgewicht.nl

Kids4Fit

12-week multidisciplinary intervention for overweight and obese children in deprived areas, consisting of group sessions (8–12 children) provided by a physiotherapist, a dietitian and child psychologist. The exercise component aimed to activate the child and stimulate them to join a sports club. The dietitian sessions focused on healthy eating behaviour and physical activity, with special attention given to eating breakfast, avoiding sugary drinks, limiting screen time and increasing daily physical activity. Psychologist settings aimed to improve the child’s self-image

Categories:Evidence of Multidisciplinary Intervention
Target age group:Children
Find out more:academic.oup.com
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References:Middelkoop M, Ligthart K.A.M, Paulis W.D,Teeffelen J.V, Kornelisse, K and Koes BW.A multidisciplinary intervention programme for overweight and obese children in deprived areas. Family Practice. 2017;34(6); pp. 702–707.

NL Active lifestyle programme

A 6-month lifestyle program for overweight adults. Involves weekly contact with a movement expert, 24/7 digital coaching via an activity tracker and training in nutrition, exercise and lifestyle.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Categories (partial):Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:NL Active
Find out more:www.loketgezondleven.nl
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References:Available from: https://www.loketgezondleven.nl/leefstijlinterventies/interventies-zoeken/1402406 [Accessed 20 March 2019].

What is your style

An after-school multidisciplinary intervention program for overweight children. Children take nutrition and exercise classes and are coached to a healthier lifestyle.

Categories:Evidence of Multidisciplinary Intervention
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Health bv
Find out more:www.workoutwijs.nl
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References:Available from: http://www.workoutwijs.nl [Accessed 20 March 2019].

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