Lose Weight: Getting started.

February 8, 2013

Source: NHS Choices.
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Date of publication: December, 2012.
Publication type: News item.
In a nutshell: NHS Choices recently launched Lose Weight: Getting started a 12 week plan to aid weight loss. Now NHS Choices, in conjunction with HealthUnlocked, has launched an online weight loss community to support those following this plan.
Length of publication: 1 web page.
Some important notes: Follow this link to access the online community mentioned in the article.

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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.


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 one year on

February 24, 2010

Source: Department of Health

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Date of publication: February 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report reviews the progress which the Change4Life programme has made since it launched 12 months ago, and gives an overview of the programme’s targets for the future. The report includes a number of case studies of the work done by partner organisations and local supporters.

Length of publication: 104 pages

Acknowledgement: New Documents Bulletin


Million Meals Campaign

August 18, 2009

Source: Healthy Schools

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Date of publication: August 2009

Publication type: Press Release

In a nutshell:  The government has launched a campaign which addresses the issues of increasing childhood obesity, and the number of children leaving school without the ability to cook themselves a healthy, balanced meal.  The aim of the campaign is to have a million more children eating school lunches by 2010.

Length of publication: Web Page

Some important notes: Follow this link to the Million Meals Campaign website. Other healthy eating for schools initiatives currently being promoted by Healthy Schools include Let’s Get Cooking, Food for Life Partnership and British Food Fortnight, which runs from 19 September to 4 October 2009.


Healthy Eating in Wirral

August 18, 2009

Source: NHS Wirral

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Date of publication: August 2009

Publication type: Press Release

In a nutshell: NHS Wirral has been working in association with a local Community Interest Group to deliver three day soccer schools, through which it aims to encourage children to enjoy themselves through physical activity and to raise awareness of obesity and nutrition. NHS Wirral staff ran nutrition workshops at the event, and offered healthchecks to parents and families. 70 children and their families are expected to attend over two weeks.

Length of publication: Webpage

Some important notes:  Health Challenge Wirral website


Change4Life – Down Your Street

August 18, 2009

Source: Manchester Primary Care Trust

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Date of publication: August 2009

Publication type: Press Release

In a nutshell:  Greater Manchester Public Health Network is hosting a series of community based street parties this summer to raise awareness of the Change4Life programme. Cookery and dance demonstrations will be provided, with the aim to help parents understand the risks that their children face if they are overweight or obese. A local radio station and a high profile artist will be providing entertainment.

Length of publication: Webpage

Some important notes: A press release from Greater Manchester public health network is available here. Pictures from the first street party are available here.

Acknowledgement: Greater Manchester Public Health Network