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 Welcome to the December issue of
All-island Obesity News
This issue includes an overview of the Northern Ireland’s Health Survey 2017/18. If you would like to submit an item for inclusion in this newsletter please email obesityforum@safefood.eu
Feature
Health Survey Northern Ireland 2017/18
The Department of Health in Northern Ireland recently issued the latest publication of Northern Ireland’s Health Survey 2017/18 which analyses information on the health behaviours of the population.
 
The survey includes answers from 3,355 people aged 16 and over living in Northern Ireland gives an overview of lifestyle behaviours such as smoking, alcohol consumption and general health.

Key findings include;
 
Over a quarter of adults (27%) were categorised as obese with a further 37% categorised as overweight.

Obesity levels have shown an upward trend from the 23% recorded in 2010/11.

In the children aged 2-15 category, 18% were overweight and 9% were obese. Since the Health Survey Northern Ireland 2010/11, the proportion of children who are overweight or obese has remained stable.
The survey can be found here.
Events
10 January 2019 | Webinar
 
Nutrition Society - Carbohydrate quality and health
27-28 March 2019 | Paris, France
 
Lifestyle Diseases & Management
28 March 2019 | Dublin, IE 
 
IrSPEN 2019 Policy Seminar & Conference
28 April-1 May| Glasgow, UK 
 
European Congress on Obesity
ICO/ECO 2020 in Dublin: Save the date
 
The ASOI (Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland) are delighted to announce the Joint 2020 European Congress on Obesity #ECO2020, which will be held in conjunction with the International Congress on Obesity in Dublin, Ireland 17-20 May 2020 #ICOECO2020

Keep update with events at: www.asoi.web.ie

Reports
Report 1
BMA - Improving the nation’s diet: action for a healthier future - Read the report
  
Report 2
What parents think about weaning - Read the report
 
Report 3
ESPGHAN: Sugar Intake in Infants, Children and Adolescents - Read the report
 
Research
School-aged children 
Are body mass index screening programmes in schools enough? Body mass index notification, follow-up and school nurse role.
Click here to read
 
Effects of family nutrition and physical activity screening for obesity risk in school-age children.
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Predictors of weight status in school-aged children: a prospective cohort study.
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Parent, school, and peer factors related to U.S. adolescents' diet and exercise.
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Delivering in‐school interventions to improve dietary behaviours amongst 11‐ to 16‐year‐olds: A systematic review.
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News
The Guardian
Children of obese parents more likely to be obese, survey finds
Irish Examiner
Playtime is over for unhealthy attitudes
BBC News
 
'Weigh-ins help prevent piling on pounds at Christmas'
Irish Independent
  
Obesity is blamed for childhood asthma rise
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