Obesity Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 1 Issue 9

October 28, 2009

BME dietary interventions workshop proposed

October 27, 2009

Source: Food Standards Agency

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Date of publication: October 2009

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: Following the review into diet, nutrition, obesity and intervention in ethnic minority communities in Wales which was undertaken earlier this year, FSA Wales and the Physical Activity and Nutrition Network Wales are proposing to co-host a two part workshop to disseminate and discuss their findings.

Length of publication: Website

Some Important Notes: A link to the original review is available here

Acknowledgement: Info4local


Healthier Food Mark

October 26, 2009

Source: Department of Health

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Date of publication: October 2009.

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: The healthier food mark is an initiative being introduced to public sector organisations who provide food. Its aim is to combine both nutrition and sustainability criteria in one self-certification scheme. The initiative is in early stages and this site provides more details about the introduction of the scheme.

Length of publication: Website

Acknowledgement: Info4local


The NOURISH randomised control trial: Positive feeding practices and food preferences in early childhood – a primary prevention program for childhood obesity.

October 26, 2009

Source: BMC Public Health, 2009, 9 (383) 

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Date of publication: October 2009.

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This study protocol describes the planned process to carry out a randomized controlled trial of a community intervention to ” promote early feeding practices that will foster healthy food preferences and intake and preserve the innate capacity to self-regulate food intake in young children”.

Length of publication: 10 pages


The Year-Old Ban On New Fast-Food Restaurants In South LA

October 26, 2009

Source: Health Affairs , 2009, 28 (6) p. 1088-1097

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Date of publication: October, 2009.

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: A regulation banning new fast-food establishments for one year in Los Angeles, California, was passed in July 2008. This paper argues that other changes, such as menu calorie labeling, are likely to have a bigger impact on overweight and obesity

Length of publication: 9 pages

Some important notes: To access the full text of this article please contact your local NHS Library. Details of NHS Library Services can be found by clicking here.


Calorie Labeling And Food Choices

October 26, 2009

Source: Health Affairs, 2009, 28 (6) p.1110-21

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Date of publication: October, 2009.

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article examines the influence of menu calorie labels on fast food choices in the wake of New York City’s labeling mandate.

Length of publication: 11 pages

Important notes: To access the full text of this article please contact your local NHS Library. Details of NHS Library Services can be found by clicking here.


Warning on Asian childhood obesity

October 26, 2009

Source: NHS Evidence Ethnicity and Health

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Date of publication: October, 2009.

Publication type: Webpage

In a nutshell: As part of the annual evidence update the ethnicity and health specialist collection report on the higher rates of obesity for British Asian children.

Length of publication: 1 webpage