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A weighty problem: Modelling the cost and consequences of anti-obesity programmes

This presentation summarises the development of an epidemiological and economic model predicting the incidence, prevalence and cost of obesity-related morbidities over the next 10 years in a defined population (Norfolk, UK). The model then considers a num ...

Food Policy in the South East

Presentation given at the 5th South East Public Health Conference by Pam Naylor as part of the "Food Policy in the South East" presentation which included three different presentations. Pamela Naylor Food and health Presentation given at the 5th ...

Obesity increases your risk of developing diabetes

There are an estimated 69,000 adults and 1092 children living with diabetes in Northern Ireland in 2010. The number of adults with diabetes in Northern Ireland has increased by 34% since 2004. Many of these cases are preventable and related to obesity. Wi ...

Prevent type 2 diabetes by preventing obesity

In 2011 nearly 73,000 adults in Northern Ireland are registered as having diabetes. Many cases of diabetes are preventable and are the result of obesity. With this in mind, on World Diabetes Day, 14 November 2011, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is encoura ...

TV Viewing and Obesity in Children and Young People

National Obesity Observatory (NOO) Obesity in children and young people Increased TV viewing time among children and young people is associated with a raised likelihood of overweight. This results from a combination of unhealthy dietary habits, sedentary ...

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Women, Disadvantage And Cardiovascular Disease: Policy Implications- Conference Proceedings

21.3.2004 Click here to download PDF Department of Health (Ireland) Heart disease Click here to download PDF Chronic Conditions Conditions Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Obesity Research and Evaluation Other Outputs ...

Pregnancy

safefood Healthy eating during pregnancy Eating healthily during pregnancy will help your baby develop and grow and will help keep you fit and well. You don’t need to go on a special diet, but make sure that you follow the basic healthy eating guidelines ...

Infancy

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Older People

safefood Food and nutritional information for the elderly This is a webpage by safefood that provides nutritional information for older people. As you grow older, it’s as important as ever to eat well. The right diet can help you feel better and stay more ...

Taxing Fat is Unlikely to Make Us Thin

O'Sullivan, C. Tax on fat foods A Fat Tax, although well intentioned, would be an inefficient and ineffective means of tackling rising obesity. Unlike cigarettes or plastic bags, some amount of fat consumption is desirable. The public policy concern ...

Examining available data for the child population

National Obesity Obeservatory (NOO) Childhood obesity Powerpoint slides presenting key data and information on child obesity in clear, easy to understand charts and graphics. (No date provided for this presentation) Obesity Research and Evaluation Other O ...

Examining available data for the adult population

National Obesity Obeservatory (NOO) Adult obesity Powerpoint slides presenting key data and information on adult obesity in clear, easy to understand charts and graphics. (No date provided for this presentation) Obesity Research and Evaluation Other Outpu ...

Obesity in Europe

World Health Organisation (WHO) Resources on obesity from the Regional Office for Europe, WHO Obesity is one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. Its prevalence has tripled in many countries in the WHO European Region since the 19 ...

Translating an Evidence-Based Intervention for Pediatric Overweight to a Primary Care Setting

Ewing L.J. et al A research paper examining a family-based behavioural intervention for childhood obesity prevention. The objective of this study was to train pediatric providers to address weight, body mass index (BMI), diet, and physical activity with p ...

30 minutes of physical activity a day is good for your health

This poster promotes the message that 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a day has substantial health benefits, and highlights the fact that you don’t have to do 30 minutes all in one go. 10.14655/11971-45501 Public Health Agency Physical activity, ...

A Fitter Future for All- Framework launched

Obesity is a modern lifestyle epidemic that is threatening our health and well-being.This was the key message delivered by Health Minister Edwin Poots at the launch of The Framework for Preventing and Addressing Overweight and Obesity in Northern Ireland ...

New interactive resource feeds children's curiosity

The Public Health Agency (PHA) and safefood today (Wednesday 22 June) officially launched Eat, Taste and Grow, a new interactive curriculum based education resource  to help increase awareness among primary school children of the origins of their food, lo ...

Obesity- an acknowledged public health challenge

As we face a difficult economic climate, in which inequalities may worsen, the PHA faces many challenges in its efforts to improve the health of the population. One such challenge is the issue of obesity. Recently, in the Draft Programme for Government an ...

Why weight?

This poster encourages people to become more physically active by promoting walking as a means of losing weight. 10.14655/11971-45502 Public Health Agency Physical activity, Weight management, Overweight, Weight loss This poster encourages people to becom ...