This work package aims to develop intervention options in food and built environments in and around schools to support healthy eating and active living among children and adolescents in Yaoundé, Cameroon and Cape Town & Johannesburg, South Africa.

Research objectives

  • To map current and potential regulatory, fiscal and legislative interventions related to the school food environment and physical activity
  • To identify and assess the importance of key people, groups of people, and institutions that may influence the success of a potential intervention
  • To engage with identified stakeholders and obtained their perspectives on drives of obesogenic school environments and potential interventions
  • To consolidate evidence from secondary and primary data sources and develop a set of potential interventions
  • Re-convene stakeholders for the prioritisation of interventions for future research


Methods include:

  • Reviewing country specific policies, laws and interventions
  • Using Michie’s (2011) Behaviour Change Wheel to map existing policies/interventions and identify new ones.
  • Thematic analysis, data synthesis
  • Stakeholder workshops
  • Delphi prioritisation exercise


Research leads / key contacts:

Study team:

  • Felix Assah (University of Yaoundé, Cameroon)
  • Clarisse Mapa (University of Yaoundé, Cameroon)
  • Yves Wasnyo (University of Yaoundé, Cameroon)
  • Maylene Shung King (UCT, South Africa)
  • Feyi Odunitan Wayas (UCT, South Africa)
  • Safura Adbool Karim (Wits, South Africa)
  • Karen Hofman (Wits, South Africa)
  • Lisa Micklesfield (Wits, South Africa)
  • Lou Foley (Cambridge, UK)
  • Ebele Mogo (Cambridge, UK)
  • Tolu Oni (Cambridge, UK)