|IN FORM – Germany’s national initiative to promote healthy diets and physical activity|
|Brief Description||The National Action Plan “IN FORM – German national initiative to promote healthy diets and physical activity” is aimed at bringing about lasting improvements in dietary and exercise habits in Germany by 2020.
It is the federal government’s objective that adults should live more healthily and that children should be brought up more healthily and benefit from a higher quality of life and better physical and mental ability in their education, jobs and private lives. IN FORM is therefore aimed at much more than just preventing overweight. It is about promoting a healthy lifestyle with a well-balanced diet and sufficient physical activity. The early stage of IN FORM has now been completed. It has served, among other things, to develop instruments and structures for the implementation of the National Action Plan, to integrate into the IN FORM process already existing measures and activities that promote healthy diets and increased physical activity, and to launch and support new projects in different living environments. To date, almost 200 projects have been supported by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) under the IN FORM initiative. In the years to come – during the so-called consolidation and dissemination phase – activities will mainly concentrate on:
• establishing (and stabilising) measures and projects supported under the IN FORM initiative in the longer term,
• disseminating findings and results, and
• promoting both the exchange of experiences and networking between actors within the projects.
IN FORM thus facilitates the “dialogue” between policy-makers, industry, the science community and civil society with regard to all questions concerning a healthy lifestyle.
|Field||Consuming: Healthy Consumption, Moving: Cycling, Moving: Walking, Moving: Other|
|Target Group||General population, Children & adolescents|
|INHERIT Perspective||IN FORM has been selected because it is a national action plan aiming to foster healthier environments for both, different population groups and ages to adopt healthier lifestyles and to see society as a whole enjoy a higher quality of life and physical fitness. IN FORM comprises two interventions 1) healthy diets and 2) physical activities, both intending to significantly reduce illnesses and diseases to which unhealthy lifestyles, unbalanced diets and lack of physical activity contribute. It addresses health and equity and has a clear emphasis on changing behavour.|
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|Contact||IN FORM Geschäftsstelle
Referat Strategieumsetzung Gesunde Ernährung und nachhaltiger Konsum
Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE)
Deichmanns Aue 29, 53179 Bonn
Dr. Daniel Schönert
IN FORM Geschäftsstelle
Referat SGEnK – Strategieumsetzung Gesunde Ernährung und nachhaltiger
Konsum Bundeszentrum für Ernährung (BZfE) in der Bundesanstalt für
Landwirtschaft und Ernährung
Deichmanns Aue 29, 53179 Bonn
Telefon: +49 (0)228 99 6845-3523
Fax: +49 (0)228 6845-3036