Croatian Red Cross

Prevention and decrease of excess body weight

At the end of 2011, Croatian Red Cross and Ministry of Health signed the agreement for the project of “Founding Counselling centres for the prevention and decrease of excess body weight”. The aim of the project is to decrease the influence of risk factors that contribute to excess weight such as bad eating and exercise habits and promote the importance of prevention, decrease and maintaining of normal body weight.

In 2012 counselling centres were founded in 10 Red Cross branches (Biograd na Moru, Dugo Selo, Koprivnica, Križevci, Našice, Opatija, Pazin, Požega and Slavonski Brod), while RC branch of Osijek initiated similar activities in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine Osijek. In 2013 further 6 counselling centres (in Donja Stubica, Jastrebarsko, Krapina, Krk, Zabok and Zlatar) will start with work, while 3 RC branches (Hvar, Labin and Varaždin) will be included only in some educational activities.

Red Cross staff and volunteers supported by numerous experts (doctors of medicine, nurses, nutritionists, kinesiologists etc.) organize various activities in counselling centres – lectures, workshops, courses, sporting activities etc.

Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation caused by energy imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended. Body mass index (BMI), defined as a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of person’s height in meters (kg/m2), is a simple index of weight-for-height commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. A BMI greater than or equal to 25 is overweight and a BMI greater than or equal to 30 is obesity.


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County Red Cross branch of Bjelovar-Bilogora

Address: V. Nazora 13/1
Postal code: 43 280
Director: Melita Lozina
Telephone: 043 531 156
Fax: 043 531 156
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Ulica Crvenog križa 14, P.P.93 10 001 Zagreb

Tel: +385 1 4655 814
Fax: +385 1 4655 365
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