23rd ECOG Congress, Liverpool 2013

August 27, 2013

Source: European Childhood Obesity Group.

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Date of publication: August, 2013.

Publication type: Press release.

In a nutshell: Programme and booking details of the 23rd European Childhood Obesity Group Congress which takes place in Liverpool, UK between 13-15 November, 2013.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.

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EPHA briefing on food taxation and other fiscal measures

January 9, 2012

Source: European Public Health Alliance.

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Date of publication: 15th December, 2011.

Publication type: Commentary.

In a nutshell: A number of European countries are considering introducing “fat” or “sugar” taxes in response to the growing problem of obesity and the economic crisis.  This briefing from the EPHA looks at how such taxes may be implemented.

Length of publication: 6 pages


UK women are ‘fattest in Europe’.

December 1, 2011

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: 26th November, 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: A news report outlining the findings of a recent report which states that the UK has more obese women than any other country in the European Union.   Figures released by the European Commission showed that nearly a quarter (23.9 per cent) of women in theUK were obese in 2008/09, when the data was recorded.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.

Acknowledgement: To access the report cited in this article, follow this link.


Effect of multidimensional lifestyle intervention on fitness and adiposity in predominantly migrant preschool children (Ballabeina): cluster randomised controlled trial.

October 26, 2011

Title: Effect of multidimensional lifestyle intervention on fitness and adiposity in predominantly migrant preschool children (Ballabeina): cluster randomised controlled trial.

Source: BMJ 2011, 343:d6195

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Date of publication: 13th October, 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study examines the effect of a multidimensional lifestyle intervention on aerobic fitness  and adiposity in predominantly migrant children.  Findings suggested that although the intervention improved aerobic fitness and reduced adiposity in this population group, it did not reduced BMI.

Length of publication: 11 pages.




EATWELL results: how can private sector marketing techniques help improve public health?

August 15, 2011

Title: EATWELL results: how can private sector marketing techniques help improve public health?

Source: EUFIC

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Date of publication: 15th August, 2011.

Publication type: Podcast.

In a nutshell: The EU funded project EATWELL aims to provide European member states with best practice guidelines in relation to policy formulation to encourage healthy eating.  Listen to an interview with one the EATWELL team, discussing the work of the project.

 

 


How to eat healthily on a budget.

March 26, 2011

Source: EUFIC.

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Date of publication: March 2011.

Publication type: Web site.

In a nutshell: In these economically tough times, people everywhere are trying to make savings on their food bills.  There is a common misconception that all healthy food must be expensive.  This article provides tips and ideas for creative meal planning and home cooking, showing that you can eat healthily on a limited budget.

Length of publication: 1 page.



How do consumers respond to portion information on food and drink labels?

February 18, 2011

Source: EUFIC website.

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Date of publication: 18 February, 2011.

Publication type: Web page.

In a nutshell: EUFIC, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Surrey, has published the results of its latest European nutrition labelling consumer research.  In a climate of overweight and obesity, the amount consumers eat or drink is just as important as what is eaten. Portion information is often included on food and drink labels but little is known about how consumers interpret and use this information.

This study provides evidence that when portion information is present on pack in addition to per 100g/100ml information, consumers can use it to help them to use nutrition information correctly.

Length of publication: 1 page.

Some important notes: Listen to the recorded webinar here from 22nd February.