Seinäjoki City’s multisectoral model to reduce childhood obesity was described in the Overcoming Obesity Programme Modelling Project during 2017 and 2018. The Seinäjoki Model is based on the municipalities statutory responsibility in Finland to promote the health and welfare of its residents. The Modelling Project was done by utilising the development and education base of Seinäjoki City. The main goal was to instil the municipalities with the multisectoral health development work related to preventing obesity and overweight, and to promote the welfare of the residents.

Seinäjoki Model Preventing Childhood Obesity will be published at Healthy Kids of Seinäjoki Conference on March 12, 2019.

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Illustration: Juho-Pekka Virtanen