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Welcome to the website of the EC funded project I Family.

The I Family Study – helping families make healthy choices

Eight cohort centres across Europe in Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain and Sweden have been busy since Easter 2013 with their study participants – children and their families – completing paper and online questionnaires, conducting interviews on relationships and health, undertaking psychological tests and physical examinations, analysing biological samples and using accelerometers to measure activity.

The research studies have been taking place not only in clinics and universities where equipment and professionals are based but also in schools and centres which are easier to reach for children and their families.

In Germany, this approach has been taken one step further with the development and use of the I Family Mobile Study van which enables the research team to go to where the study participants are rather than expecting them to travel to specific locations. This approach has been most helpful.

What is the aim of all this research activity? To identify effective interventions that help families make lifestyle – and in particular the food choices – that support lifelong health. Read more about the I Family Study in the project’s brochure and the full project description here.


The I Family research team says ‘Thank you!’ to all study participants across Europe.

Latest News

New book by I.Family partner published this week
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Too much screen time linked to poorer well-being in childhood
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I.Family partners deliver key messages at international conference
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Too much stress can make your children fat
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I Family partner published on Foodnavigator.com
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EU-logo This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration  

Last modified: April 23, 2014

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