July 2015
All-Island Obesity Newsletter
Obesity in the News

New obesity drug gives 6 kg extra weight loss in trial - Medical News Today

Childhood obesity: what grown-ups can do about it - BioMed Central Blog

Screening teens for obesity may not help them lose weight - Fox News

Online game 'may control snacking' - BBC News

Oireachtas group to tackle childhood obesity- Irish Examiner

 IPH Open Conference

Registration and call for abstracts now open

The 4th Public Health Open Conference will take place on Tuesday, 13th October 2015 in Croke Park, Dublin.  We invite people from all sectors (ie statutory, academia, community, voluntary), North and South, to submit proposals for oral presentation at this dynamic, informal, free public health event  in line with the themes listed below:
  1. Cross sectoral work on the social determinants of health
  2. Income inequalities and health – closing the gap
  3. Research and evidence strengthening policy and practice
  4. Excellence in leadership in public health
  5. Influencing the teenage years – impact for life

Proposals to present at the Conference to be submitted on the conference website at www.iphopenconference.com no later than Friday, 14 August 2015.

Change4Life: evidence review on physical activity in children

Public Health England: Introductory guide to the evaluation of weight management, physical activity and dietary interventions

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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