August 2017
All-island Obesity Newsletter
             
Obesity in the News


Children 'exercise less as they get older' - BBC news

'Hunger-controlling' cells discovered in the brain may lead to a new way to treat obesity - the Independent

Fewer parents concerned by childhood obesity, survey finds - Breaking news

Deprived children twice as likely to be obese - BBC news 

The highs and lows of energy drinks - Irish Times 

Sweet multi-buys trigger sugar warning - BBC news  

Childhood obesity report

The British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly (BIPA) have launched their report on Childhood Obesity.

The report highlighted the need for action in many areas of society – including schools and education, planning regulations and local interventions and in the food and drink industry.

The following recommendations were made for future childhood obesity strategies including:

  • The need for a coordinated whole-of-government approach.
  • A particular focus on deprived communities.
  • Involving and consulting children and young people in all aspects of the strategy.
  • Implementation of advertising regulations – including on social media.
  • A positive non-judgemental, non-stigmatizing approach.
  • Creating a local environment which makes the healthy option the more accessible and easier choice.
To read the full report click here.
 
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