HealthyW8 project met in Palma de Mallorca to train data collection protocols

Jun 27, 2024MED News

On 3 and 4 June, the European project HealthyW8 – Empowering Healthy Lifestyle Behaviour held its second annual meeting. This time the meeting took place at the University of the Balearic Islands in Palma de Mallorca, followed by a training school on 5 and 6 June, to define and train the different researchers in data collection protocols that are carried out in the same way in all countries.

The MED was represented by researcher Elsa Lamy, the project’s representative at the University of Évora, who was particularly involved in training on the methods for collecting, processing, storing and transporting saliva samples, which will be used in this project as non-invasive samples for relating to dietary aspects and monitoring the effectiveness of the intervention planned in the project, to prevent obesity.

The HealthyW8 project is funded by the Horizon-Europe programme. It aims to develop a digital tool with personalised recommendations for lifestyle changes, focusing on preventing obesity in vulnerable populations. It began in May 2023 and will end in April 2028. It involves 24 organisations from 9 European countries. The Luxembourg Institute of Health is leading this project, in which the University of Évora partners through the MED and the CHRC.