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March 12th, 2018
12:00-18:00 Kick-off Meeting of ECHO Zones Network
18:00-19:30 Welcome Party (for the Conference participants + ECHO Zone Network), Seinäjoki Areena
March 13th, 2018


Chair: Pasi Kivisaari, Chair of Seinäjoki City Council
9:00-10:00 Opening ceromony
Opening words, City of Seinäjoki as an ECHO zone
Jorma Rasinmäki, City Mayor, City of SeinäjokiEverything starts from childhood
Tuomas Kurttila, Ombudsman for Children, Finland

Introduction to the Overcoming Obesity Programme of the City of Seinäjoki, Health in All Policies Approach
Ulla Frantti-Malinen, Coordinator of Health and Welfare Promotion, City of Seinäjoki
10:00-10:30 WHO – Ending Childhood Obesity,
Juana Willumsen, Dr. Technical officer, WHO, Department for Prevention of Noncommunicable
10:30-10:50 Break
10:50-11:10 Wellbeing from Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity – National Obesity Programme in Finland 2012-2018
Päivi Mäki, Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
11:10-11:30 Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO) zones and Network
Peter Bergsten, Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden  
11:30-12:00 Preventing Childhood Obesity Project, School on the Move 2016.
Dr. Eunsook Moon, President of the Consumer Policy Institute, Seoul Institute, City of Soul, South Korea
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-16:00 Site Visits:
Kindergarden / Day Care Center / Early Education Center: Tikkuvuori, Taika, Satulinna
16:00-17:00 Seinäjoki Sighteeing Tour: Aalto Administration Center, Apila Library
19:00-21:00 Seinäjoki City Reception


March 14th, 2018
9:00-10:50 Sessio I
Chair: Helli Kitinoja, Senior Advisor, Global Education Services,
Seinäjoki UAS
Sessio II
Chair: Jaakko Hallila, Research and Development Manager, Seinäjoki UAS
Sessio III
Chair: Antti Pasila, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
Empowering Citizens Health Promotion and Education Food Safety and Nutritional Quality Innovations
Health Care and Social Welfare in Finland
Harri Jokiranta, Project Director, the Renewal fo Health Care and Social Welfare Services, South Ostrobothnia Region
Health Promotion in Early Education and Care
Aija-Marita Näsänen, Early Education Manager, City of Seinäjoki
Kirsi-Maria Oivanen, Areal Manager, City of Seinäjoki
Development of Mass Catering, Canteen Meals and School Meals

Soili Alanne, Development Center of Primary Health Care and Health Promotion & Department of Clinical Nutrition, The Hospital District of South Ostrobothia

Finnish Neuvola supporting Healthy Lifestyle of the Families in the Maternity and Child Health Clinics
Ulla Frantti-Malinen, Coordinator of Health and Wellbeing, City of Seinäjoki
Curriculum and Health in Primary School
Jari Jaskari, Basic Education Manager, City of Seinäjoki 
Food Consumption and Nutrient Intake during Preschool hours and at Home among Finnish Preschoolers
Kaija Nissinen, the DAGIS study group, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences / University of Helsinki
The role of the School and Student Health Care in Obesity prevention
Terhi Kimpimäki, Project Coordinator, Public Health Nurse, City of Seinäjoki 
Finnish Schools on the Move Programme / Liikkuva koulu – toimintamalli
Henna Haapala, Researcher, LIKES Research Center for Physical Activity and Health
Food Safety Export
Antti Pasila and Elina Puska, FLEN Network, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
Smart family
Neuvokas Perhe-toimintamalli
Terhi Koivumäki,
The Finnish Hearth Association / Suomen Sydänliitto ry.
Cross-sectional Activity to Prevent Childhood Overweight and Obesity in Seinäjoki – an Example of the Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach to Health Promotion
Leena Koivusilta, Adjunct Professor, University of Turku  
Finnish Adolescents’ Attitudes towards Wholegrain Bread and Healthiness
Harri Luomala, Professor in Consumer Behavior, University of Vaasa
Same same but different: A comparison of cross-sectorial and area-based health promotion approaches in Finland and the UK
Benjamin Ewert, PostDoc, Projekt heiEDUCATION, Heidelberg School of Education (HSE), Germany
SALTO – Update of an Community Oriented Core Setting Approach in Health Promotion in Kindergarten
Susanne Ring-Dimitriou, Associate Professor, Paris Lodron-University of Salzburg, Austria
Challenges in children’s snack food culture
Results of quantitative survey 2018
Suvi Luoma, Market Research Manager, Foodwest Ltd. _______________________________
New Tools to Promote Vegetable Consumption of College Students: Participatory Food Development and Sensory-based Activities for Adolescents
Anu Hopia, Professor
Susanna Ihanus, Project Advisor
Functional Foods Forum (FFF), Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku
11:00-11:30 Promoting Active Lifestyle for the Children In Sweden
Lenka Prokopec Karlberg, Head of Partnerships, Generation Pep, Sweden 
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30-15:00 Site Visits: Primary Schools, classes 1-6 and Lower Secondary School, classes 7-9
15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-16:45 Sessio I
Chair: Anu Hopia, Research Professor in Food Development, Univeristy of Turku
Sessio II
Chair: Juha Alarinta, Research Director, Seinäjoki University Center
Sessio III
Chair: Maria Ahvenniemi, Specialist, INTO Seinäjoki Ltd., Seinäjoki Business Development Center
Managing Health and Wellbeing City Development Management Physical Activity
Health and Wellbeing Management
Katriina Kuhalampi, Senior Lecturer, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences 
Managing the Economic and Social Wellbeing in the City
Erkki Välimäki, Director of City Development, City of Seinäjoki
Finnish Recommendations for Physical Activity of Children and Youngsters
Tuija Tammelin, Researcher, LIKES Research Center for Physical Activity and Health
Implementing Overcoming Obesity Programme model to the six Finnish Municipalities
Ulla Ollinkoski, Project Manager, City of Seinäjoki
Planning the City Land Use and Urban Design
Martti Norja, City Planning Manager, City of Seinäjoki
The Physical Activity Behaviours of Children and Adolescents in Finland. LIITU Survey 2016
Evaluating Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO) –zone Seinäjoki, Analysis of data from Children in Seinäjoki 2009-2016
Peter Bergsten, Uppsala University
Ulla Frantti-Malinen, City of Seinäjoki
Cultural Activities supporting Health and Wellbeing
Leena Kråknäs, Director of Cultural Affairs, City of Seinäjoki
Effective Life-style Counselling for Social and Health Care Cross-Functionally (Vesote Project)
Juha Vuorijärvi, Regional Coordinator, South Ostrobothnia
“Healthy Kids” Education Programme, Maria Kasanen, PT, Lecturer, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences  Making profit with active kids
Petra Sippola, Lecturer, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences,  Entrepreneur
Cancelled! New Innovations to activate Kids – NordInc Botnia Atlantica project
Jouko Kangasniemi, Project Coordinator, Kuortane Olympic Training Center, Finland
18:00-21:00 Evening Programme:
Fun Physical Activities to get the Whole Family Moving, Duudsonit Activity Park
March 15th, 2018
Chair: Pertti Kinnunen, CEO, South Ostrobothina Chamber of Commerce
9:00-10:00 Integrating local Companies to the Implementation of the Healthy Kids of Seinäjoki Model

Elisabet Kivimäki, Specialist, INTO Seinäjoki Ltd., Seinäjoki Business Development Center

Amanda Backholm, Head of Coaching, Fifth Corner Inc. Ltd.

10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:45 Innovative Business Ideas Supporting the Healthy Lifestyle for Kids and Families
Company Presentations from the various fields:

  • Leado Ltd.: Better Feelings and Better Results by LeaDo, Lea Tornberg, CEO
  • Reima Ltd.: Increasing Joy of Movement and Collective Play in Nursery Schools, Mikko Linnaluoma, Digital Project Manager
  • Movemakers Ltd.: Safe Support Equipment encourage Children to Move, Jiuliano Prisida, CEO
  • Lappset Ltd.: Inspiring Public Spaces as a Source of Wellbeing, Aarni Mertala, Concept Manager, Sport
  • Daycare Jump and Duudsonit Activity Park Ltd: Tomi Nyman, Business Development Director
  • Atria Finland Ltd.: Heli Åby, Manager of Product Development
11:45-12:30 Lunch
12:30-13:45 Panel Discussion
How to make the Healthy Kids of Seinäjoki Model function in Supporting Health and Wellbeing of Children and their Families

  • Eunsook Moon, President, Consumer Policy Institute, Seoul, South Korea
  • Peter Bergsten, Professor, Departments of Medical Cell Biology and Women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Erkki Välimäki, Director of City Development, City of Seinäjoki
  • Elisabet Kivimäki, Specialist, INTO Seinäjoki Ltd., Seinäjoki Business Development Center
  • Helli Kitinoja, Senior Advisor, Global Education Services, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
13:45-14:30 Closing Words
Erkki Välimäki, Director of City of Development, City of Seinäjoki
14:30-16:00 Company Visits
Invest Seinäjoki Tour
Organizator: INTO Seinäjoki Ltd., Seinäjoki Business Development Center

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