Regional projects | Algarve | Programme to couteract childhood obesity in the algarve region

It is agreed that childhood obesity has reached critical levels in the Algarve region. This has led the Algarve’s Regional Health Administration to develop this programme, based on multidisciplinary and multi-institutional teamwork, involving 24 local and regional partners, which is an asset in a politico-social point of view.

This programme promotes the two lifestyles changes that have the biggest impact on weight control – healthy eating and regular physical activity – as to counteract the increase in overweight and obesity levels in this region.

It is a community programme, therefore, it targets families – mainly in schools and primary health care – with the involvement of local and regional institutions.