Improving access to healthy foods.

August 15, 2011

Title: Improving access to healthy foods.

Source: Local Government Improvement and Development.

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Date of publication: 4th August, 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: A look at how some town planning departments are help to improve access to healthy food by promoting the use of local food growing sites.

Length of publication: 1 page.

 

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EATWELL results: how can private sector marketing techniques help improve public health?

August 15, 2011

Title: EATWELL results: how can private sector marketing techniques help improve public health?

Source: EUFIC

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Date of publication: 15th August, 2011.

Publication type: Podcast.

In a nutshell: The EU funded project EATWELL aims to provide European member states with best practice guidelines in relation to policy formulation to encourage healthy eating.  Listen to an interview with one the EATWELL team, discussing the work of the project.

 

 


Parental perceptions of weight status in children: the Gateshead Millennium Study.

August 15, 2011

Title: Parental perceptions of weight status in children: the Gateshead Millennium Study.

Source: International Journal of Obesity, 2011, 35, p. 953-962.

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Date of publication: July, 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: A qualitative study to examine parents’ perceptions of weight status in children and explore parental understanding and attitudes of the issues surrounding overweight and obesity in children.

Length of publication: 10 pages.

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Improvement of aerobic fitness in obese children: a meta-analysis.

August 15, 2011

Title: Improvement of aerobic fitness in obese children: a meta-analysis.

Source: International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 2011, 6 (3-4), p. 169-177.

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Date of publication: August, 2011.

Publication type: Journal Article.

In a nutshell: This meta-analysis looks at nine studies in order to assess the effectiveness of diverse interventions aimed at improving aerobic fitness in obese children.

Length of publication: 9 pages.

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Relation of health-related quality of life to metabolic syndrome, obesity, depression and comorbid illnesses.

August 15, 2011

Title: Relation of health-related quality of life to metabolic syndrome, obesity, depression and comorbid illnesses.

Source: International Journal of Obesity,2011, 35, p. 1087-1094.

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Date of publication: August, 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: A number of studies have associated metabolic syndrome with impaired health-related quality of life (HRQoL).  This study investigates the relationship between HRQoL and metabolic syndrome using multiple measures as well as looking at confounding factors such as increased BMI, depression and other comorbidities.

Length of publication: 8 pages.

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Cost-effectiveness of diet and exercise interventions to reduce overweight and obesity.

August 15, 2011

Title: Cost effectiveness of diet and exercise iterventions to reduce overweight and obesity.

Source: International Journal of Obesity, 35, p.1071-1078.

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Date of publication: August 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This paper examines whether two dietary weight loss interventions – the dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH) programme and a low-fat diet programme – would be cost effective to implement in Australia and would have the potential to reduce the disease burden associated with overweight and obesity.

Length of publication: 9 pages.

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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.