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Paper accepted: Towards Systems Models for Obesity Prevention: A Big Role for Big Data

24 August 2022

Just before the summer holidays, we received the news that our opinion paper was accepted by the scientific journal “current developments in nutrition”. With this paper, we contribute to the academic discussion on system models and the use of Big Data in obesity prevention.

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Prof. Maria Hassapidou and Irini Lekka presented the results of the project in Thessaloniki

30 March 2021

In Thessaloniki, two different municipalities have joined the BigO project in the last years. These municipalaties differ not only in socioeconomic levels, but also in urban and food environment. In total, approximately 1000 students of Ampelokipi-Menemeni and Pylea-Hortiatis joined the BigO project as citizen scienctists. They used the MyBigO app and collected data for the…

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BigO used as a case for a data science course at Wageningen University

23 March 2021

Last week, Esther Kok, presented the BigO project during the mastercourse Data Science for Smart Environments at Wageningen University. During this course, students use data science to analyse a case. These casus all focus on the effects of the environment. BigO is an excellent example of such a project, as it foccusses on the effect…

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New school: St Mary College in Dublin used the MyBigO App

19 March 2021

Last month, St Mary College has completed data collection for the BigO study. St Mary is a secondary school in the Glasnevin area in Dublin 11, Ireland. The BigO project in St Mary college was led by Elaine Martin. She invited over 48 students to participate in the data collection study and use the BigO…

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New school: Confey College in Dublin used the MyBigO App

12 March 2021

Last January, Confey College has completed the BigO data collection study. Confey College is a post-primary school in the Leixlip area in County Kildare, Ireland. The BigO project in Confey college was led by Amanda Kelly. She invited around 130 students to participate in the data collection study and interact with the BigO app for…

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BigO Closing webinar | March 26th, 2021 14:00-16:00 CET

9 March 2021

On Friday March 26th, 14:00 (CET) the BigO consortium will host a closing webinar. During this webinar, the consortium will present the results of the project, public health cases from Sweden and Greece. In addition, it will discuss the added value for Public Health and Policy Making. You can register now! The BigO project is a…

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BigO on FoodSHIFT2030: How big data can be used in the prevention of childhood obesity

5 March 2021

Last week, the BigO project was presented during a public webinar of FoodSHIFT2030. FoodSHIFT2030 is a project that aims to launch an ambitious citizen-driven transition of the European food system towards a low carbon circular future, including a shift to less meat and more plant based diets. Therefore, the FoodSHIFT2030 approach focuses on supporting innovation…

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Katerina Riviou and Ioannis Ioakeimidis talk about the BigO project

24 February 2021

Recently, Katerina Riviou and Ioannis Ioakeimidis talked to each about how the BigO project went. They talk about the lessons they learned from the project. In addition, they discuss all the challenges that come with performing such a big research project in schools. Especially during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Watch the video below to learn…

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BigO abstract of BFDG 44th Annual Meeting

19 February 2021

Last year, the Britisch Feeding and Drinking Group (BFDG) cancled the 44th Annual Meeting because of the current pandemic. However, the abstracts of the conference are now available online. They can be access via the following link: BigO submitted an abstract to this conference, which was titled  ‘BigO: A public health decision support system…

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BigO on eICDAM2021

16 February 2021

Last week, the Division of Human Nutrition and Health of Wageningen University & Research organized the online conference eICDAM2021. ICDAM is an international conference focussing on improving methods and measures for diet and physical activity. Over 350 participants from all over the world visited the conference. BigO got to contribute with the ePoster shown below.…

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