Timeline of the major study components
(T0 = baseline survey; T1 = full follow-up; T2 = mail survey)
The intervention was designed to address key obesity-related behaviours (diet, physical activity and stress) in 4 levels: individual (children), family (parents), schools and community. Six messages, related to these behaviours were delivered through 10 modules targeted across all the levels.
The six key messages targeted by the IDEFICS intervention and overview of the modules by behavioural focus and intervention level
The different IDEFICS intervention modules can be briefly described as follows, according to their intervention level:
This and more detailed information, and results of the IDEFICS can be found in following publications: