For Life Academy
|Coordinator||For Life Academy AB - For Life Academy AB (under föreslagen ändring)|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 300 000|
|Project duration||April 2018 - January 2019|
|Venture||Social innovation - development and testing|
|Call||Social innovation - step 1|
Purpose and goal
For Life Academy helps children with obesity and their families to a healthy life. Through treatment, coaching, education and behavioral change. Over web and mobile. It is the first and only internet-based solution in Sweden. With higher capacity and a twelfth of the cost compared to traditional treatment. The vision is to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity. The first crucial step is now reached; to show that the solution works. This through a RCT study with 50 participants in Sundsvall and Sollefteå.
Expected results and effects
Preliminary results from the study show that a majority of the participants have reached weight stabilization or weight reduction. These are very positive results. Now that results are proven, larger projects can be initiated with interested county councils and municipalities. Several potential partners have already reached out, and further cooperation has already been initiated with VLL. County councils and municipalities that are interested in gaining control of the rampant public health problem are requested to contact For Life Academy.
Planned approach and implementation
Version 1.0 was built during the period. A number of major functions were implemented. Verification against end-customers was combined with an RCT study. 50 participants, 3 coaches, responsible pediatrician, child dietician and child psychologist.