PASOS is a landmark study that became the driving force behind the Spanish government’s first-ever nationwide plan to address childhood obesity. Our research educated and mobilized the public to demand an increase in physical education hours and nutritious food choices for children.
PASOS Study Results:
In Spain, like in so many places globally, the childhood obesity pandemic is significantly affecting the development of children and adolescents. The PASOS study was carried out over the course of three months- April, May and June 2019. Its main objectives were to determine the level of physical activity and estimate the prevalence of inactivity, and study lifestyle variables and socioeconomic status of the parents whose children participated in the study.
- According to the body mass index (BMI), 14.2% of the young population suffers from this problem, and 24.5% have abdominal obesity.
- PASOS highlights the urgent need to act now to ensure that children grow up in a safe and healthy environment that allows them to reach their full potential.
- The childhood obesity epidemic in Spain is significantly affecting the development of children and teenagers.