April 2016
All-Island Obesity Newsletter
Obesity in the News

You are what your parents ate! - Science Daily

Overweight mothers have larger babies, research suggests - The Guardian

US navy loosens body fat guidelines after losing too many talented sailors - The Guardian

Ten new 'healthy' towns to be built in England - The Guardian

Public Health Wales' 10 steps to beat childhood obesity - BBC News

One fifth of adults worldwide will be obese by 2025, predicts study- The Guardian

Medical experts, politicians agree on need for obesity measures- The Irish Times

A doctor’s view: Why we feel helpless on obesity issue - The Irish Times

Winning while you lose in obesity war- Irish Independent


All-island Obesity Action Forum Workshop June 14th 2016: Health and Technology



Programme Overview
This event, hosted by the All-island Obesity Action Forum and supported by safefood, will focus on current interventions that been developed using technology to aid behaviour change and reduce obesity. The workshop will be held in the MAC theatre in Belfast on the 14th June 2016.

We will be joined by Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu who leads the Nutrition Research Programme at the University of Auckland. Her current research focusses on using a range of technologies to deliver or evaluate interventions including:

  • smartphone apps
  • a virtual supermarket and
  • automated wearable cameras
Additional presentations will focus on innovative technologies currently being used to assess and improve health in Ireland and the UK. Registration will open at the end of April. Delegate numbers will be restricted due to the venue so early booking is recommended.

Implementing Obesity Policy into Practice: Association for the Study of Obesity in Ireland (ASOI) Annual Conference
The ASOI annual conference will take place on the 27th April 2016 in Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 8.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Implementing Obesity Policy into Practice” and aims to identify ways in which such policies can be implemented across Ireland.  The conference will highlight work that is currently being conducted within this remit and will provide an opportunity to discuss needs and areas for improvement.  Speakers include Professor Andy Jones, Dr. John Devlin and Dr. Nicola Heslehurst. Please visit the ASOI website (www.asoi.info) for more information on conference fees and online registration or contact conference2016@asoi.info

If you would like to submit any information for inclusion in this e-bulletin please email us at obesityforum@safefood.eu. Minutes of Forum meetings, events and further details about the Forum can be accessed on the All-island Obesity Action Forum webpage.
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