Overweight is a serious – growing – public health problem. It reduces quality of life and causes economic damage. The greatest health gains are realised when the battle against overweight starts with children and young people.


The Overweight programme focuses on preventing overweight among children, adolescents and young adults. It focuses on diet, exercise, and external factors such as: origin, social environment and genetic predisposition.


Examples of this programme's activities are:

  • promoting expertise, e.g., by study days;
  • developing and implementing activities for stakeholders who are involved with the target group;
  • carrying out Euroregional and EU-oriented projects.



HEPCOM Final Conference

December 4, 2018

Introducing HEPCOM learning platform in Belgium.

March 23, 2018

Introducing HEPCOM learning platform in the Netherlands

April 12, 2017


March 22, 2024

Collaborative efforts in combatting overweight

November 16, 2018

Van der Zanden at HEPCOM Final Conference

June 21, 2014

First step HEPCOM