March 2017
All-island Obesity Newsletter
             
Events
 
Obesity in the News


National school exercise scheme launched in bid to tackle childhood obesity - The Telegraph


UK has 'stark inequalities in child health', report says - BBC News

Is skipping breakfast bad for us? New study finds links with heart disease and obesity - The Telegraph

Salt in cereals cut by half but sugar levels 'still too high' - Belfast Telegraph

Obesity rates spark change to fatter crash test dummies - The Irish Times

Diabetes-inducing obesity on the rise - Irish Independent
 

All-island Obesity Action Forum Workshop 20th June 2017: Stigma in obesity – a public health priority? 


 

This workshop will be hosted by the All-island Obesity Action Forum and supported by safefood, the Association for the Study of Obesity on the island of Ireland and the Association for the Study of Obesity (UK). The workshop will take place in the NICVA Centre in Belfast on the 20th of June, 2017.

 

The theme of this workshop is ‘Stigma in obesity – a public health priority?’. The workshop will include a range of speakers from across the UK and Ireland, who will discuss the latest research around obesity and stigma. The speakers will present on weight bias in a number of settings. Delegates will also be given the opportunity to listen to the personal story of those who have experienced bias around their weight. Learning how stigma is being tackled in other areas like mental health will conclude the event alongside a presentation on effective communication strategies.

 

This event will be of interest to those working in obesity-related areas in the voluntary community sector, academia, industry and government departments.

 

Registration for this free event will open in March and places will be limited so early booking is advised. See here for more details on registration.

Reports
            
Research

 
Weight-loss Interventions
 


 

 

Quality of life improves in children and adolescents during a community-based overweight and obesity treatment (abstract)


 

Understanding Food Fussiness and Its Implications for Food Choice, Health, Weight and Interventions in Young Children: The Impact of Professor Jane Wardle (abstract)


 

Health behaviour change interventions for couples: A systematic review (full text)


 

A meta-analysis of overall effects of weight loss interventions delivered via mobile phones and effect size differences according to delivery mode, personal contact, and intervention intensity and duration (abstract)


 

What characteristics of nutrition and physical activity interventions are key to effectively reducing weight gain in obese or overweight pregnant women? A systematic review and meta-analysis (abstract)


 

The effect of interventions targeting screen time reduction: A systematic review and meta-analysis (full text)

                                                                          




 
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