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Table 1 Overview of selected cases for qualitative case studies in five DEDIPAC member states investigating conditions for successful implementation and maintenance

From: Views of policy makers and health promotion professionals on factors facilitating implementation and maintenance of interventions and policies promoting physical activity and healthy eating: results of the DEDIPAC project

General information on intervention/policy Case selection
Country Name of intervention/policy Short description of intervention/ policy Target group Implementation status Intervention/policy well-described? Intervention/ policy evidence-based? Intervention/ policy feasible and transferable?
Belgium 10,000 Steps (intervention) [14,15,16,17] A multi-strategy community-based intervention to promote PA in adults. A local media campaign, a website, environmental approaches, the sale and loan of pedometers, and several local PA projects were concurrently implemented. Adults aged 18 or older Currently implemented Yes Yes Yes
Belgium Tutti Frutti (intervention) [18] Tutti Frutti is a fruit and vegetables project carried out in Flemish schools. The project aim is that schools choose one or more fixed days per week on which children can eat a piece of fruit or vegetable during the break. Primary school children (6–12 years old) Currently implemented Yes Yes Yes
Germany IDEFICS (intervention) [19, 20] IDEFICS is a lifestyle intervention (diet, PA, stress reduction) for the prevention of childhood obesity which was implemented in various settings (i.e., kindergarten, schools, communities) and targeted children and (grand)parents, as well as stakeholders in these settings. Preschool and school children Completed in 2012 Yes Yes Yes
Germany Federal state offices coordinating networks for the provision of healthy food options in schools (policy) [24] The ‘Federal state offices coordinating networks for the provision of healthy food options in schools’ supports schools nationwide to develop and improve the quality of a balanced meal selection in schools. School children Currently implemented Yes Partly Partly
Ireland Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme (intervention) [21] The aim of this intervention is to increase school children’s consumption of fruits and vegetables at school and at home. School children Currently implemented Yes Yes Yes
Ireland Green Schools Programme Active travel theme (intervention) [22] The aim of this intervention is to promote sustainable modes of transport to school (e.g., walking, cycling) and carpooling, and public transport use. School children Currently implemented Yes Partly Yes
Norway Keyhole labelling (policy) [25] The aim of this policy is to make it easier to choose healthier foods. General population Currently Implemented Yes Yes Partly
Norway Free school fruit scheme (policy) [26, 27] The aim of this policy is to make school children and adolescents consume more fruit and vegetables. School children and adolescents Ended in 2014 Yes Yes Partly
Poland European Schools for Healthy Food - Slow Food in the Canteen (intervention) [23] The intervention promotes the consumption of fresh healthy food in canteens at primary schools. Primary school children Currently implemented Yes Yes Yes
Poland Fit student (policy) [28] The main objective of this policy is to prevent obesity among children and adolescents by identifying students at risk for obesity. School children Currently implemented Yes Yes Yes
Poland Tasty, Healthy, Valuable (policy) [29] This policy is aimed toward promoting a healthy diet through advice provided by a municipality-employed specialist (nutrition advisor) who visits the participating schools and provides detailed informational support regarding options for changing the assortment of school shops and by changing the style of cooking in canteens. Primary school children Currently implemented Yes Yes Yes
Poland Fit city (policy) [30] The main aim of this policy is to form pro-health behaviors in the local community. General population living in Wroclaw city Currently implemented Yes Yes Yes