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.


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.

Impact of Physician BMI on Obesity Care and Beliefs.

May 10, 2012

Source: Obesity, 2012, 20 (5), p.999-1005.

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Date of publication: May 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study looked at the impact of physician BMI on obesity care, physician self-efficacy, perceptions of role-modeling weight-related health behaviors, and perceptions of patient trust in weight loss advice. Findings suggested that physicians with a normal BMI were more likely to engage their obese patients in weight loss discussions, and had greater confidence in their ability to act as a role model and provide diet and exercise counseling to overweight patients.

Length of publication: 6 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.

A school-based obesity control programme: Project Energize. Two-year outcomes

February 21, 2012

Source: British Journal of Nutrition, 2012, 107 (4), p. 581–587

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Date of publication: February, 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This paper looks at the outcomes of the New Zealand-based Project Energise, a longitudinal randomised controlled study which examined how nutrition and physical activity interventions in school age children can help to reduce excess weight gain and the risk of chronic disease.

Length of publication: 7 pages.

Health explained: what is a calorie?

January 9, 2012

 Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: 23rd December, 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: A video explaining what a calorie is, how it can be measured and how our body uses the energy obtained from food. Some advice is given as to how to burn off calories through exercise.

Length of publication: Web video.

Government plans to tackle obesity unveiled.

October 26, 2011

Title: Government plans to tackle obesity unveiled.

Source: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). 

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Date of publication: 14th October, 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: An overview of the government’s “Healthy lives, healthy people” initiative and how the work carried out by NICE and other agencies will support these new attempts to tackle obesity in England.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.

Some important notes: Follow this link to read the full text of the “Healthy lives, healthy people” document.

BMI iPhone App

September 5, 2011

Title: BMI iPhone App.

Source: NHS Choices

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Date of publication: 24th August, 2011.

Publication type: News Item.

In a nutshell: NHS Choices has released an iPhone app which allows you to calculate the BMI of anyone aged two years or over and track weight and BMI changes over time.  The app also provides the option to set goals or deliver tips as well as providing more general health and weight loss information.

Length of publication: 1 page.