Community based actions – a shortcut to sustainable public health nutrition?

Professor Suggs joined Professor Bent Egberg Mikkelsen (Denmark), Professor Agneta Yngve (Sweden), and Ms. Elva Gisladottir (Iceland) this week at the world nutrition congress in Las Plamas, Gran Canaria, Spain for a well attended and inspiring session on ” Community based actions – a shortcut to sustainable public health nutrition?” Introduction to Community based actions[…]

Human Computer Interaction International 2014:

Dr. Andreas Schmeil presented our research testing tailored digital personas to change nutrition and physical activity behavior at the last HCII conference held in Crete, June 2014. The work entitled, “How am I doing?” – Personifying Health Behavior through Animated Characters was presented to a large audience in a special session on Design for Behavior[…]

Persuasive Technology 2014: Representing Health, Virtually.

Our work on virtual representations of health was presented by Dr. Andreas Schmeil at the 2014 Persuasive Technology conference in Padova Italy in May 2014. The talk entitled: “An Empirical Comparison of Variations of a Virtual Representation of an Individual’s Health” showed our work comparing the effects of four different variations of a virtual representation[…]

BeCHANGE member is Switzerland’s representative to EU meeting on School Nutrition Policy

Prof. Suggs was invited to be the sole Swiss representative at an European Commission workshop: “School Food and Nutrition Policy in Europe: policies, interventions and their impact”. She will join representatives from EU countries for two days of meetings (15-16 May 2014) at the European Commission Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, in[…]

BeCHANGE member on UN, WHO, EUPHA committee for healthy nutrition

Ms. Natalie Rangelov is part of a team from European Public Health Association’s (EUPHA) Section on Food and Nutrition who are meeting March 10-11 in Liverpool, UK to discuss the development of a UN/WHO Framework Convention for Healthy Nutrition. Congratulations Natalie! Natalie is working on her doctorate where her research focuses on eating behaviors of[…]

Accendi i Sensi

Keywords: physical activity, nutrition, children, parents, evaluation Aims: To evaluate the “Accendi i Sensi” event in Tenero, designed by ORA to promote regular physical activity and healthy eating behavior among young children and their parents in Ticino. Sample: Ticino families with children between the ages of 6-10 Methods: Quantitative surveys. Assessments were conducted pre, and[…]

Games 4 Health

Keywords: nutrition, physical activity, e-games, children, parents Aims: To investigate the influence of on-line health communication games on knowledge about, attitudes to, and intentions to perform regular physical activity and adhere to a healthy diet among children and their parents, and to investigate whether playing the on-line games results in increased physical activity and in[…]


Full title: FAN – Famiglia, Attività fisica, Nutrizione Keywords: Nutrition, Physical Activity, e-mail, web, SMS, Social Marketing Aims: To examine the effect of tailored communications on nutrition and physical activity behaviors, knowledge, attitudes, social norms, perceived behavioral control, and intentions. Sample: Families residing in Ticino Canton with children attending elementary school and the first two[…]

FAN Event 04.03.2012

The BeCHANGE team welcomed FAN participant parents and children to an event at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), in Lugano! The preliminary results of the first edition of FAN were presented by Prof. L. Suzanne Suggs to the parents, while their children were entertained by the FAN and ZebraPuà teams. Welcome speeches were given by[…]