Healthy Eating Week: 3-7 June 2013.

May 21, 2013

Source: British Nutrition Foundation.

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Date of publication: 2013.

Publication type: Press release.

In a nutshell: The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) is launching a Healthy Eating Week for all nurseries and schools throughout the UK to promote healthy diets and active lifestyles for children. Resources such as recipes, presentations, worksheets, interactive whiteboard activities, stickers and posters are available for those who register.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.

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Twitter diet? Tweeting can ‘aid weight loss’.

February 8, 2013

Source: NHS Choices – Behind the Headlines
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Date of publication:
16th January, 2013.
Publication type: News item.
In a nutshell: A closer look behind recent news stories that using social media sites to “tweet” about your diet can aid weight loss.
Length of publication: 1 webpage.
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Text4Diet: A randomized controlled study using text messaging for weight loss behaviors

December 13, 2012

Source: Preventive Medicine, 2012, 55 (5), pp. 412-417.

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Date of publication: November, 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This RCT examined the usefulness of a daily text
messaging weight loss intervention, Text4Diet, and found that although text messaging had no effect upon weight loss, adherence to the intervention was associated with improved weight-related behaviours and outcomes. The authors concluded that text messaging could be a useful adjunct to weight loss treatments.

Length of publication: 6 pages.

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Leisure time physical activity of moderate to vigorous Intensity and mortality: a large pooled cohort analysis.

December 13, 2012

Source: PLOS Medicine, 2012, doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001335

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Date of publication: 6th November, 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: A new study has found that regual physical exercise can help to increase one’s lifespan, even in those who are overweight.

Length of publication: 14 pages.


Behavioural and motivational factors associated with weight loss and maintenance in a commercial weight management programme.

December 13, 2012

Source: The Open Obesity Journal, 2012, 4, p. 35-43.

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Date of publication: 16th November, 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study co-produced by Slimming World and the University of Surrey looked at behaviour changes and key motivators of study participants who managed sustained weight loss. Findings revealed that thhose who were more successful wanted to lose weight for themselves and that maintaining weight loss was linked to to successfully changing eating and other food-related behaviours.

Length of publication: 9 pages.


Games4life.

July 3, 2012

 Source: Change4Life

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Date of publication: June 2012.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: A new campaign from Change4life hopes to tap into the nation’s enthusiasm in this summer of sport and encourage millions to become more active in 2012.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.


Four-year weight losses in the Look AHEAD study: factors associated with long-term success.

October 27, 2011

Title: Four-year weight losses in the Look AHEAD study: factors associated with long-term success.

Source: Obesity, 2011. 19 (10), p. 1987-1998.

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Date of publication: October, 2011.

Publication type: Report.

In a nutshell: A report providing further analysis of the year 4 weight losses in the Look AHEAD study and examining factors associated with long-term success in overweight/obese participants with Type 2 diabetes.

Length of publication: 12 pages.

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