The 'Best Practice Principles for Community-based Obesity Prevention' have been developed to guide practitioners in the development, delivery and evaluation of community-based obesity prevention initiatives or those funding such initiatives. The principles identify a range of tools and resources that will assist in their implementation.
The Best Practice Principles include 22 principles in the following 5 areas:
- Community engagement
- Program design and planning
- Implementation and sustainability
- Governance and transparency
The Best Practice Principles will remain open for feedback and further development. The CO-OPS Collaboration intends that the principles will be an evolving document, responding to changing trends, attitudes and research.
While written for programs that aim to prevent unhealthy weight gain at population level, these 'obesity prevention' principles may be applicable to a wider range of nutrition, physical activity and chronic disease prevention projects.
How to access the Principles:
The Best Practice Principles for Community-based Obesity Prevention are available for download here.
Please note: you need to be registered on the CO-OPS website to access the Best Practice Principles document. If you have not yet registered, you can do so via the following link: website registration