PLATE – Technology-based Food Literacy Program in Schools: preventing obesity in adolescence

José Pereira Azevedo

Principal Investigator

Integrated Member (PhD)

Type of project:



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Sources of financing:

CIência Viva - Agência Nacional para a Cultura Científica e Tecnológica

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Total budget:

10.625,35 €

Research line:

L3 - Genetic, Behavioural and Environmental Determinants of Health and Disease

Research lab:

Health Communication



Obesity is a serious public health challenge that may only be effectively tackled by increasing people’s food literacy. In adolescence, people begin to make autonomous food choices. For this reason, it is a key-moment to fight and prevent obesity. Considering this, PLATE is a communication tool on food and healthy living that aims to contribute to the increase of food literacy and to fight overweight among adolescents. It is an integrated technology-driven program for young people aged 12 to 15 to be developed and tested in schools. It includes an app, SMS interactions, offline activities and content upload to a website, technological solutions that are strongly appealing for teenagers.

Research team