All-island Obesity News November 2018
 Welcome to the November issue of
All-island Obesity News
This issue includes an overview of the Reformulating our obesogenic environment workshop. If you would like to submit an item for inclusion in this newsletter please email
Reformulating our obesogenic environment

Can it improve our health?

The All-island Obesity Action Forum: Reformulating our obesogenic environment workshop co-hosted by safefood, the Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland and the Association for the Study of Obesity (UK) Northern Ireland Network took place last week at the Richmond Education and Event Centre.

The event highlighted how reformulating our obesogenic environments can create positive behaviours to promote a healthy weight. We discussed current reformulation strategies to improve the food environment and explore how our environments can be changed to encourage people to be more physically active.

Guest speakers included Dr Barry Lamb from Waterford IT who discussed how we have engineered physical activity out our everyday lives. While some progress has been made to increase opportunities for recreational activity there has been a reduction in physical activity in other areas of our lives. Dr Lamb outlined what we need to consider to reduce these trends. Associate Professor Eileen Gibney, from University College Dublin gave an overview of the benefits and challenges of food fortification. Dr Claire Cleland from QUB shared her research findings into the impact that environmental restructuring can have on our health and wellbeing. Dr Celine Murrin from UCD provided a case study about their initiative to remove fizzy drinks from campus.

 Presentations are now available Online.
23 November 2018 | Enfield, IE
Prevention Matters: Making the Difference

4-5 December 2018 | London, UK
Nutrition Society: Winter Conference 2018: Optimal diet and lifestyle strategies for the management of cardio-metabolic risk

27-28 March 2019 | Paris, France
Lifestyle Diseases & Management
28 March 2019 | Dublin, IE 
IrSPEN 2019 Policy Seminar & Conference

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:

Report 1
Healthy Ireland Survey 2018 - Read the report
Report 2
Houses of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs Report on Tackling Childhood Obesity - Read the report
Report 3
Northern Ireland consumer perceptions of reformulation of food - Read the report
Report 4
Growing up in Ireland national longitudinal study - Read the report
Report 5
How food advertising is associated with unhealthy eating behaviours in 7-11 year old children - Read the report

Longitudinal patterns in objective physical activity and sedentary time in a multi‐ethnic sample of children from the UK.
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Correlation of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption and School Free and Reduced Lunch Eligibility as a Measure of Socioeconomic Status
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Relationship between socioeconomic status and weight gain during infancy: The BeeBOFT study
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What is the impact of professional learning on physical activity interventions among preschool children? A systematic review.
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The Guardian
Poor diet a factor in one-fifth of global deaths in 2017
Irish Examiner

New body fat measure successfully trialled to tackle childhood obesity

BBC News

Obesity-related deaths rise in Northern Ireland

Irish Independent

Oireachtas report calls for compulsory Home Economics to tackle childhood obesity

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