Step 1: Research and knowledge
The first steps of the programme such as the inventory of the existing programmes and the surveys were not carried out in Portugal. Instead, the recent health data of the Directorate-General of Health was used. The partners began the programme 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 seven countries already member of the FOOD programme (Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden) to then plan the messages and tools.