The real five-a-day? UK kids feast on chocolate, energy drinks and crisps.

December 1, 2011

Source: British Heart Foundation.

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Date of publication: 23rd November, 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: A news item outlining the results of a survey carried out by the British Heart Foundation which gives an insight into the dietary intake of 11-16 year olds in the UK.  Results show that the children surveyed have shunned healthy foods in favour of snacks and drinks with high fat and sugar content which may have a negative impact upon their health.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.


Families fit for life, Knowsley.

September 12, 2011

Title: Families fit for life, Knowsley.

Source: Local Government Improvement and Development

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Date of publication: 7th September, 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: A look back over a health and fitness programme aimed at  families living in the Knowsley area who experience difficulties and and have children under 5 years of age .  It consists of a mixture of group sessions and home-based support aimed at improving the physical and mental well-being of these families.  The project is due to run until 2012.

Length of publication: 1 page.


Demand for bariatric ambulances “on the rise”.

August 15, 2011

Title: Demand for bariatric ambulances “on the rise”.

Source: BBC News.

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Date of publication: 27th July, 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: The leading charity, St. John’s Ambulance, has stated that the number of patients requiring its bariatric vehicles around England has steadily increased over the last 4 years.  The charity is now investing in additional vehicles to maintain this service for patients.

Length of publication: 1 page.

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.

Inequalities, Ethics and Obesity

December 17, 2009

Source: Association for the Study of Obesity

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Date of publication: November 2009

Publication type: Proceedings

In a nutshell: This set of proceedings includes abstracts from presentation given at the inequalities, ethics and obesity conference. The presentations include information about obesity in relation to ethnicity in the UK, socioeconomic factors , children’s perceptions, rural inequalities, change4life and gaps in evidence. 

Length of publication: 17 Pages

Some important notes: You will need to contact the conference presenters for the full details of the presentations. The abstracts include email addresses of the presenters.

Change4life: Down Your Street

July 14, 2009

SourceGreater Manchester Public Health Network

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Date of publication: June, 2009

Publication type: Other

In a nutshell:  This document sets out the proposal for the Greater Manchester Public Health Network to partner with Key 103, the GM Fire and Rescue service and DriveSafe to officially launch Change4Life in Greater Manchester. The Change4Life – Down Your Street Campaign will  utilise a ‘whole society / community approach’.  The campaign will  influence and shift behaviour in regards diet, physical activity and community safety.

Length of publication: 11 pages

Acknowledgement: Greater Manchester Public Health Network ebulletin