JOGG, The Netherlands
JOGG aims to create a society in which all children and adolescents can live, learn, work and enjoy themselves in an environment which has fully embraced a healthy lifestyle. We focus on reshaping the environment of today’s youth. JOGG advocates a local approach in which not just parents and health professionals, but also shops, companies, schools and local authorities join hands to ensure that young people remain at a healthy weight.
More than a third of the Dutch municipalities are working with the integral community-based JOGG approach which underlines the importance of addressing all the environments a child grows up in, and sets out five critical success factors for implementation. These are: political commitment, public-private partnerships, shared ownership, linking prevention and care, and monitoring & evaluation.