The participatory evaluation “Model project for the involvement of families in the prevention of overweight in children and adolescents” (MÜKE) accompanies two practical projects selected by the Federal Ministry of Health. They are testing in two German states in different formats setting- and/or target group-related interventions for the prevention of obesity in childhood and adolescence. The participatory approach aims to systematically include the experiences of the model projects and stakeholders in the evaluation, to extract context and success factors that positively influence the effectiveness, transferability and sustainability of the intervention results.

nexus conducts the accompanying evaluation in cooperation with the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin (Chair of Child Health) and the Technical University Berlin (Chair of Sustainable Nutrition).

In the conception phase of the evaluation, a uniform methodological approach and a catalogue of indicators are developed on a scientific basis, which are put into practice using suitable research methods. All survey instruments are adapted to the different approaches of prevention interventions on a project-specific basis.
The cross-project findings are condensed in a final workshop into practical and address-specific recommendations for further implementation.

Duration: 01/2020 – 03/2023
Client: Bundesministerium für Gesundheit
Team: Prof. Dr. Christiane Dienel (Project leader), Tzvetina Arsova Netzelmann (Deputy project leader), Dr. Carina Brumme
Project partners: Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin (Lehrstuhl Kindergesundheit), Technische Universität Berlin (Lehrstuhl Nachhaltige Ernährung)

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