How to empower teens to manage their health

Created Aug. 29, 2022, 7:55 a.m.
Updated Sept. 17, 2023, 2:31 p.m.

This guide, developed with the project SEEDS, provides information on four important areas in teen lives: 1. healthy snacking, 2. physical activity, 3. sedentary behavior, and 4. screen time.

SEEDS has been conducted with the citizen science approach involving teens together with researchers in all stages of the project.

Teens are going through many physical changes that need to be supported by healthy behavior and a balanced diet. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), teenagers establish patterns of behavior — related to diet, physical activity, substance use, and sexual activity — that can protect their health and the health of others around them, or put their health at risk now and in the future.

Exploring health issues in teens is the primary scope of the European project SEEDS that will be explained in this resource. 

SEEDS is based in four countries, Greece, Spain, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Each country included schools and a professional partner. To assist with the overall project, the City of Rotterdam and European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) were involved. More here:

Publish information

Publisher:SEEDS Consortium
Year of publication: 2022
License: CC-BY
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7030852
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