At least 900 Welsh children attend slimming classes.

August 27, 2013

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: 20th August, 2013.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: BBC News reported that at least 900 children across Wales have attended slimming clubs this year. This has prompted calls throughout the UK for a greater emphasis on teaching children about healthy eating and exercise at a younger age.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.


Association of supermarket characteristics with the body mass index of their shoppers.

August 27, 2013

Source: Nutrition, 2013, 12:117.

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Date of publication: August, 2013.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study looked at a range of supermarkets and associations of distance travelled to supermarkets and supermarket characteristics with shoppers’ body mass index (BMI). After adjusting for age, sex, income and car ownership, the authors found that food basket price in supermarkets was inversely associated with BMI of their shoppers, and they suggest careful manipulation of supermarket food pricing could be used as an intervention for reducing BMI.

Length of publication: 8 pages.


New partnership to help with weight issues

February 21, 2012

Source: Midwives Magazine

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Date of publication: 30th January, 2012.

Publication type: Press release.

In a nutshell: The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and Slimming World have come together in a new initiative aimed at supporting pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to maintain a healthy weight by eating well and taking moderate exercise during pregnancy and the post-natal period. 

Length of publication: 1 webpage.