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This factsheet presents the prevalence of severe obesity in school-aged children from 21 countries participating in the first three rounds of COSI (2007/2008 – 2009/2010 – 2012/2013).
This factsheet describes associations between breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding and obesity among children; using data from 22 countries participating in the fourth round of COSI (n=100 583 children).
The third round of data collection took place during the 2012–2013 school year and included assessment of more than 250 000 primary school-aged children in 19 countries.
The WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (or COSI) is a unique system that for over 10 years has measured trends in overweight and obesity among primary school aged children.
This document outlines the common protocol agreed for use in the Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative.
This document outlines the data collection procedures agreed for use to measure trends in overweight and obesity in children aged 6.0–9.9 years in the Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative.
This European Food and Nutrition Action Plan was adopted unanimously at the WHO Regional Committee for Europe in September 2014.
WHO European Ministerial Conference on Nutrition and Noncommunicable Diseases in the Context of Health 2020, 4–5 July 2013, Vienna, Austria.
WHO European Ministerial Conference on Counteracting Obesity, Istanbul, Turkey, 15–17 November 2006