September 2017
All-island Obesity Newsletter
Obesity in the News

Pizza and crisps makers urged to reduce fat to tackle childhood obesity - the Guardian 

Revealed: Irish kids aged 12 'cannot run, jump, catch or even hit a ball' - the Independent 

UK families could get money off shopping bills if they hit exercise goals - the Guardian 

Beating the stigma of obesity - the Irish Times 

New study finding fat isn't as bad as carbs misses the point - the Conversation

Study: Concept of being 'fit but fat' is a myth - the Irish Examiner 

Obese toddlers begin showing signs of heart failure by age one, study finds - the Telegraph 

Obesity cure possible after discovery of fat 'switch' - the Telegraph 

Child obesity 'epidemic' getting worse, experts warn - BBC News

UK needs to perform thousands more obesity operations, says surgeons - the Guardian

Hungry for change: new approaches for addressing food poverty

This upcoming event, which will be hosted by the All-island Food Poverty Network, will take place in Dublin on the 27th of September

The event will share new insights, latest research and explore solutions in tackling inequality and food poverty. Guest speakers will challenge the idea that all healthy foods are expensive and unaffordable.

The event will also look at current food price trends and explore innovative ways of improving nutritional education both inside and outside the classroom.

To register to attend the event, click

IPH Conference: Working together for better health & wellbeing: understanding what works

The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) and partners (Department of Health (NI), Department of Health (RoI), Public Health Agency, Centre of Excellence for Public Health (QUB) and the Health Service Executive) are organising a one-day conference to share learning and facilitate discussion on what works in public health in Ireland, North and South. The event will take place in Dublin on the 15th of November.

Keynote speakers include Prof Kevin Fenton, National Director for Health & Wellbeing, Public Health England and Gerry Power, Programme Director for Co-production, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland.

Parallel sessions will run throughout the day with twelve workshops covering a wide range of public health topics: Active Ageing, Children & Young People, Healthy Communities – Physical Activity, Wellbeing Services, Infectious Diseases, Participation & Public Involvement, Making Use of Research & Data, Healthy Eating, Mental Health, Healthy Workplaces, Alcohol, and Tobacco.

More information on the event can be found

Personalised Nutrition Survey

INCluSilver is an EU funded project which is examining the issues and challenges associated with personalised nutrition, with the ultimate aim of supporting innovation of personalised nutrition products and services for older adults.

INCluSilver have created a survey t​​​o gain insight into key aspects of personalised nutrition. To complete the survey click


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