About the eBook

In 2014, ECOG launched a unique initiative: a free e-book for doctors, psychologists, physical activity specialists, nutritionists, health workers, and policy makers to provide them with the most recent research and best practices on childhood obesity.

Why this initiative?

  • Knowledge has rapidly evolved over the last 20 years, emphasizing the complexity of obesity. Many fields of research have merged in order to understand how child and adolescent obesity develops and can be cured.
  • Obesity has become the most widespread non-communicable disease in children and adolescents. The WHO reports that in some countries, one out of five children are already obese at the age of 3 years old.
  • Progress relies on strategies that integrate the most recent and updated research and evidence. Sharing knowledge has become urgent in order to improve prevention, care, and advocacy


The e-book is authored by 57 ECOG members & accredited specialists belonging to 35 different renowned Medicine and Science Universities or 10 Research Institutes in 14 European countries.