Prevalence of Overweight Children Decreased in the LVT Region

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OSI (Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative)/ World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe constitutes the first European Child Nutrition Surveillance System, whose main objective is to create a systematic network for the collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of descriptive information on the characteristics of the infant nutritional status of children aged 6 to 8 years.

Last week, the presentation of national and regional COSI data, from the 5th round, took place at the Regional Health Administration of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo. From 2008 to 2019 the LVT region decreased the prevalence of overweight children from 38.3% to 29.5% (-8.8%). These data follow the inverted trend of the prevalence of overweight at national level.

This study is carried out in conjunction with the ARS Norte, Centro, LVT, Alentejo and Algarve and the DRS of the Azores and Madeira. To learn more, click here.

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