January 2015
All-Island Obesity Newsletter
Obesity in the News

Obesity can be a disability, EU court rules - The Guardian 

Turkish governor 'bans' elevators in public buildings in fight against obesity - The Independent

NHS to target obesity in new nationwide programme - The Guardian

New rules for healthy school dinners - BBC News

Welcome to the first edition of 2015 and our new look newsletter! 

We want this newsletter to be as relevant as possible to your professional needs and interests, we look forward to hearing your comments and feedback on this new layout. 

We welcome and encourage your involvement - If you would like to submit a piece on new research, a community event, campaign or organisational update send to Laura Keaver at
obesityforum@safefood.euAs a guide keep to ~100 words, providing a link and picture where possible. 
Our next obesity forum workshop will be held on the 3rd of June in Belfast so please do save this date

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you all a happy, healthy and productive new year!

Ray Dolan,

Chief Executive, safefood and Chair, All-island Obesity Action Forum
Family Health Initative


Early Years – the organisation for young children are delighted to announce that the Public Health Agency have extended funding for the Family Health Initiative until 31st /August/2015 in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust area.

The Family Health Initiative is open to families with a child under 5 years, and 8-11yrs who want to get more active, learn about healthy eating, try new games and activities, but most importantly have fun!

Click on this link to find your nearest programme.

To find out more or to register for any programmes –
Contact: Diane (07791334012) or dianeg@early-years.org


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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