City-level interventions: case studies

Tackling obesity: What the UK can learn from other countries

This report reviews a number of policy measures and programmes implemented by national and local governments outside of the UK to address the rising prevalence of overweight and obesity. See more

Developing a framework for estimating the potential impact of obesity interventions in a European city

This article tries to identify the potential comparative cost-effective of interventions at a city-level to reduce BMI and the amount of investment in different types of interventions. See more.

Obesity prevention in a City State: Lessons from New York City during the Bloomberg Administration

This paper examines the experiences of many of the key decision makers and others involved in undertaking this work in New York City to identify the key components required to introduce and sustain the government’s reforms to address the obesogenic environment. See more

What can be learned from the Amsterdam Healthy Weight programme to inform the policy response to obesity in England?

This report is the response to a request made to OPRU on 16 November 2017 by the Department of Health to answer the question: “What can be learned from the Amsterdam Healthy Weight programme to inform the policy response to obesity in England?” See more

EPODE approach for childhood obesity prevention: methods, progress and international development

The aim of this paper is to provide a detailed description of Ensemble Prévenons l’Obsésité des Enfants (EPODE) methodology. See more

Community-based interventions to reduce overweight and obesity in China: a systematic review of the Chinese and English literature

This systematic review describes existing literature in Chinese journals and identifies effective components from interventions with anthropometric measures as outcomes. See more.

A Statewide Strategy to Battle Child Obesity in Delaware

This paper aims to provide an overview of the 5-2-1-Almost None prevention initiative developed by Nemours and implemented in Delaware. See more

Improving weight status in childhood: results from the eat well be active Community Programs

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of eat well be active intervention, programmes which aim to contribute to the healthy weight of children and young people and their families in chosen communities. See more

Shape Up Somerville two-year results: A community-based environmental change intervention sustains weight reduction in children

This paper looks at the two-year results of the Shape Up Somerville intervention when the implementation and responsibility were institutionalised into the community. See more

Shaping Up Somerville: A community initiative in Massachusetts

This short piece presents the Shape Up Somerville intervention and identifies some of the critical factors that led to its success. See more

Economic Evaluation of a Community-based Obesity Prevention Program in Children: The APPLE Project

The aim of this study was to assess the costs of implementing APPLE in relation to effects on weight, including any benefits in health-related quality of life terms. See more

Obesity Prevention: A Systematic Review of Setting-Based Interventions from Nordic Countries and the Netherlands

The aim of this review was to identify, synthesise and evaluate the quality of interventions aimed at preventing obesity in different settings from Nordic countries and the Netherlands. See more

Process evaluation of an up-scaled community based child obesity treatment program: NSW Go4Fun®

This paper “describes the up-scaling of Go4Fun in New South Wales and the characteristics of the population it has reached and retained since inception in 2009, including characteristics of children who completed and did not complete the programme.” See more.

Putting Health into Place: Introducing NHS England's Healthy New Towns programme

Established by NHS England, the Healthy New Towns is “a three-year programme, to look at how health and wellbeing can be planned and designed into new places.” See more.

Pop up Parks

Pop up Parks is “a global movement that supports, shares and implements projects that invite people to be more playful and creative in urban environments.” See more