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.


Child obesity: who are you calling fat?

April 18, 2013

Source: BBC News.

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Date of publication: 8th March, 2013.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: This article looks at how health care professionals may approach a discussion with parents of a child who is overweight and considers popular opinions on this subject.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.


Lose Weight: Getting started.

February 8, 2013

Source: NHS Choices.
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Date of publication: December, 2012.
Publication type: News item.
In a nutshell: NHS Choices recently launched Lose Weight: Getting started a 12 week plan to aid weight loss. Now NHS Choices, in conjunction with HealthUnlocked, has launched an online weight loss community to support those following this plan.
Length of publication: 1 web page.
Some important notes: Follow this link to access the online community mentioned in the article.


Tackle obesity through a ‘community-wide’approach.

December 13, 2012

Source: NICE.

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Date of publication: 28th November, 2012.

Publication type: Press release.

In a nutshell: NICE has published a new pathway which sets out how local communities, with support from local organisations and networks can prevent overweight and obesity. The recommendations are aimed at local policy makers, commissioners, managers, practitioners and other professionals across all sectors of the local community.

Length of publication: web document.

Some important notes: Follow this link to access this NICE pathway.


An update on the government’s approach to tackling obesity.

July 30, 2012

Source: National Audit Office.

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Date of publication: July 2012.

Publication type: Report.

In a nutshell: This document provides an update to the government’s approach to tackling obesity and related costs in England by 2020.

Length of publication: 38 pages.


A qualitative study on patients’ and physicians’ visions for the future management of overweight or obesity

February 21, 2012

Source: Family Practice, 2012, 29 (1), p. 103-109.

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Date of publication: February, 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This qualitative study analyses the views of both patients and physicians in relation to future management of obesity in primary care. It reveals a high level of agreement between these two groups with regard to the communication requirements for successful care and the need for multimodal care concepts in and out of the GP practice.

Length of publication: 7 pages.

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


Healthy eating

January 9, 2012

Source: Age UK.

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Date of publication: January 2012.

Publication type: Resource.

In a nutshell: Help the Aged and Age Concern have come together to produce a series of nutritional tips and guidelines for older people in order to promote better health and nutrition among the older population.

Length of publication: 1 web page.