Sahtak bi sahnak. Your health on your plate: the development, implementation, and evaluation of a nutrition programme for Lebanese adolescents

Liliane Said

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Goethe once said that “knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do”. When it comes to paediatric obesity, we know for sure that it is a serious health problem affecting over 340 million children and adolescents worldwide. Also in the Arab world is paediatric obesity a yet to be resolved problem. The aim of this dissertation was to develop, implement, and evaluate the first nutrition intervention targeting Lebanese adolescents enrolled in secondary schools. Sahtak bi Sahnak (meaning ‘Your Health on your Plate’) is a theory-based, school-integrated, culturally appropriate, and low-cost nutrition intervention. Its primary objectives are to improve dietary knowledge and adherence, and consequently prevent paediatric obesity among 15-18-year-old adolescents in Lebanon. This way, this thesis hopes to contribute to the improvement of Lebanese adolescents’ health.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Kremers, Stef, Supervisor
  • Gubbels, Jessica, Co-Supervisor
Award date11 May 2022
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789464237634
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • paediatric obesity
  • adolescents
  • nutrition
  • Lebanon

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