Co-creation and Community Engagement in Obesity Prevention and Treatment

Activity: Lecture / PresentationInvited talkAcademic


Many obesity prevention programs have been developed with most having only limited and short-term effects. The large majority of interventions
have been developed and implemented mostly top-down with limited
input from youth themselves, resulting in interventions that do not meet
their needs and interests and therewith have limited uptake. Co-creating
interventions with the target population has shown promise in providing more effective and sustainable solutions as such interventions are
centred on individuals’ needs and circumstances; hence, co-creation may
be the effective solution to improving energy balance behaviours thereby
contributing to prevention and treatment of obesity. In this lecture, I am
keen to share examples of how I strive to make research more inclusive
by collaborating with youth as co-researchers in the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions aimed at promoting healthy
energy balance behaviours.
Period5 May 2022
Event titleZoomForward 2022: Congress on Obesity
Event typeConference
LocationMaastricht, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational