Step 1: Research and knowledge
When the two national partners decided to implement the FOOD programme in the country, both agreed on the necessity for fast action while still maintaining rigorous quality. Thus, the first step of the project, namely the inventory of the existing programmes and the surveys (both qualitative and quantitate) were not carried out in Slovakia. Making use of the recent health data of the Public Health Authority, the partners could indeed began the project by defining specific national recommendations and designing a communication strategy aimed at the two main target groups.
The local partners used the studies elaborated by the six original pilot countries to then plan the messages and tools.