October 2017
All-island Obesity Newsletter
Obesity in the News

Over 300 Irish deaths a year due to being overweight - study - the Irish Times 

Ban on high sugar, fat and salt foods ahead for school meals plan - the Irish Times 

Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths, global disease study reveals - the Guardian 

Supersize me: upselling food and drink is fuelling obesity crisis - the Irish Times 

All-island Obesity Action Forum Workshop 14th November 2017: Schools can, schools do - healthy eating and physical activity

This workshop will be hosted by the All-island Obesity Action Forum and supported by safefood. The workshop will take place in the Gibson Hotel in Dublin on the 14th of November, 2017.

The theme of this workshop is ‘Schools can, schools do – healthy eating and physical activity’. The workshop will include a range of speakers from across the UK and Ireland, who will discuss the school as a setting for promoting a healthy weight in children. The speakers will present on promoting health in schools, the development of nutrition standards for food in schools, the vital role of physical activity in preventing overweight and obesity in children and media literacy for children.

This event will be of interest to those working in education, voluntary community sector, academia, medical and clinical areas, industry and government departments.

Registration for this free event is now open and places will be limited so early booking is advised. See here for more details on how to register.


Diet, nutrition, physical activity and colorectal cancer 

Nutrition standards for school meals 

Size matters: the impact of upselling on weight gain 

National child measurement programme (NCMP): trends in child BMI 

Transforming European food and drinks policies for cardiovascular health


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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