Transfer of the EPODE Methodology: From theory to practice
EPODE has developed of a methodology of implementing effective childhood obesity prevention programs based on 22 years of experience in 17 countries. The main factor in the success of the EPODE model has been its adaptability into other communities based on the needs of the local context.
The EPODE methodology can be adopted or transferred to suit the needs of different communities across the globe. Our multidisciplinary team works alongside the program managers to assess the needs of the community and program to deliver tailored training sessions and key resources. The transfer of methodology takes place over a period of 3 to 4 years, and special attention is given to overcoming and working with community-specific barriers and obstacles.
The EPODE model is a trademark registered by Protéines®. Since creating the EPODE program in France 2004, Protéines® has since demonstrated its ability to transfer the EPODE methodology to other countries across the world. The EPODE European Network (EEN), and now the EPODE International Network (EIN) was established to facilitate the implementation of EPODE methodology and programs in other countries.
OPAL in Australia and Healthy Kids Community Challenge in Ontario are the most recent examples of the EPODE methodology being transferred and adopted to countries outside of Europe.