May 2015
All-Island Obesity Newsletter
Obesity in the News

Exercise 'not key to obesity fight' – BBC News

'Two phases' of childhood obesity suggested – BBC News

Foods Kids See in TV Ads Do Not Meet Nutritional Standards, CDC Says – ABC News

Drinks companies social media time to coincide with big matches –
 Intervening to Reduce Obesity


The next all-island obesity action forum workshop will be held in the Stormont hotel in Belfast on the 3rd June 2015.  This event will focus on current interventions to reduce the burden of obesity both nationally and globally.

Interventions currently in place on the Island of Ireland will be discussed while keynote speaker Prof Jaap Seidell from the University of Amsterdam will focus on a public-private partnership initiative (the JOGG programme) being run in the Netherlands. A social media youth peer campaign rolled out recently in four EU countries will also be presented on.
The event will be of interest to those working in obesity related areas in the voluntary community sector, academia, industry and government departments and government agencies.

To register for this FREE event please click on the link
here. Places will be limited so early booking is recommended.
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