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. 


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.

Tackling Obesity Symposium, 6th September, 2011.

August 15, 2011

Title: Tackling Obesity Symposium, 6th September, 2011.

Source: Greater Manchester Public Health Practice Unit

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Date of publication: July, 2011.

Publication type: Press release.

In a nutshell: Programme details for an upcoming international symposium to be held in September at The Silken Berlaymont Hotel, Brussels.  Delegates are invited to discuss the latest challenges and share best practices in tackling obesity and developing effective health promotion strategies in Europe.

Length of publication: 3 pages.


NICE call for obesity best practice examples.

July 7, 2011

Title: NICE calls for obesity best practice examples.

Source: Local Government Improvement and Development

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Date of publication: 7th July, 2011.

Publication type: Press release.

In a nutshell: The Department of Health has asked NICE to develop guidance on “Obesity – working with local communities” and is looking for examples of best practice that aim to address and prevent obesity through the delivery of local services at community level.  Submissions and supporting evidence may be made using the templates available via the NICE website.

Length of publication: 1 page.

Some important notes: For more information, follow this link to visit the NICE website.

National Obesity Week, 23-30 January, 2011.

January 12, 2011

Source: National Obesity Forum

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Date of publication: January, 2011.

Publication type: news item.

In a nutshell: The date of National Obesity Week, supported by the National Obesity Forum, has been amended.  The programme will now run from 23-30 January 2011.

Length of publication: 1 page.


Change4life:The Great Swapathon.

January 12, 2011

Source: Local Government Improvement and Development website.

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Date of publication: 11 January, 2011.

Publication type: website.

In a nutshell: The Change4Life Great Swapathon website is offering people in England £50 vouchers towards money off healthy foods and activities.  The website provides an incentive for people to make better food and exercise choices and provides exercise tips, nutritional advice and recipes.

Length of publication: 1 page.

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