Introduction of the data collection on childhood obesity in Estonia. WHO Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI)

Lisa kalendrisse25-04-2018 14:1025-04-2018 14:10Europe/TallinnIntroduction of the data collection on childhood obesity in Estonia. WHO Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) ...Nordic Hotel Forum   (Viru väljak 3, Tallinn)

Toimumiskoht: Nordic Hotel Forum   (Viru väljak 3, Tallinn)
Toimumisaeg: K, 25. Aprill 2018
Korraldaja: Tervise Arengu Instituut, World Health Organization



  • To introduce WHO Childhood Obesity Surveillance data collection among Estonian children in 2015/16 school year
  • To discuss the results of the data collection survey in comparison with international results and from the point of view of health care workers 
  • To discuss possible activity plans to stop the growth of overweight based on the experience of Estonian schools and other countries


11:00 – 11:30 Registration and coffee

11:30 – 11:40 Opening words Marge Reinap, Head, WHO Country Office in Estonia

11:40 – 12:15 Childhood obesity and WHO Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) Joao Breda, Head, WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Disease

12:15 – 12:45 Introduction of the European childhood obesity surveillance data collection in Estonia Eha Nurk, Department of Surveillance and Evaluation, National Institute for Health Promotion

12:45 – 13:00 Time for questions and discussion

13:00 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 13:50 Why does obesity concern pediatricians? Why are obese children of concern for pediaticians? Vallo Tillmann, University of Tartu, Head, Department of Pediatrics

13:50 - 15:00 Childhood obesity and experiences in dealing with childhood obesity in Latvia and Portugal Iveta Pudule, Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Department of Research and Health Statistics Senior Public Health Analyst, Latvia Ana Rito, Portugalnational health institute, Researcher

15:00 – 15:20 Opportunites for schools to model children´s nutritional habits Triinu Kalle, National Institute for Health Development, Health Promotion Department, Senior Specialist

15:20 – 15:50 A quarter of a century as a health promoting school – exeriences and lessons learnt Jaan Reinson, Tartu Descartes School, Director 15:50 – 16:00 Conclusion


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