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Breastfeeding in the East Midlands: patterns, trends and data quality issues

Breastfeeding has important health benefits for both mother and child. Breastfed babies are less likely to report with gastric, respiratory and urinary tract infections and allergic diseases, while they are also less likely to become obese in later childh ...

Be Active – Be Healthy. Northern Ireland Physical Activity Strategy 1996- 2002

Health Promotion Agency (HPA) Health related physical activity The overall aim of this strategy is to increase levels of health related physical activity particularly among those who exercise least. The need to develop such a strategy, which would focus o ...

Office for National Statistics UK- Social Trends

Office for National Statistics (ONS) Statistics from a wide range of government departments and other organisations to show how society is changing Social Trends draws together social and economic data from a wide range of government departments and other ...

Snack Pack

Health Promotion Agency Northern Ireland Scheme to promote healthy eating in schools Outlines the Fresh Fruit in Schools pilot scheme and explains the potential benefits of the scheme to schools and pupils. It also provides information on the four Health ...

Interventions to achieve long-term weight loss in obese older people: A systematic review and meta-analysis

1 Section of Ageing and Health, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK2 Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK Address correspondence to: M. Witham. Tel: (+44) 1382 632436; Fax: (+44) 1382 660675. Email: ...

Stroke: Diagnosis and initial management of acute stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions Diagnosis and initial management of acute stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) Diagnosis and initial management of acute stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) The advice in the NICE guideli ...

Tackling Child Obesity- First Steps

The Committee of Public Accounts has published "Tackling child obesity- first steps". In 2004 a Public Service Agreement target (PSA) was established, shared between the three Departments of Health, Education and Skills and Culture, Media and Sp ...

Putting a health inequalities focus on the Northern Ireland cardiovascular service framework

The PHA, supported by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) and other agencies and individuals, has completed a health impact assessment (HIA) on the Cardiovascular Service Framework (CVSFW) for Northern Ireland.The CVSFW is the first in a serie ...

National Child Measurement Programme: Detailed Analysis of the 2006/07 National Dataset

The National Obesity Observatory has produced a new report- National Child Measurement Programme: Detailed Analysis of the 2006/07 National Dataset. The report highlights the usefulness of the NCMP for advancing our understanding of underweight, overweigh ...

Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet: England, 2011

The Information Centre has published 'Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet: England, 2011'. This statistical report presents a range of information on obesity, physical activity and diet, drawn together from a variety of sources. Th ...

Cook it! Fun, fast food for less: community nutrition education programme

This training manual was produced to support the Cook it! programme, which was specially developed for use in Northern Ireland. The Cook it! programme is delivered in the community by trained facilitators and can be used with a wide range of groups, inclu ...

Survey of salt levels in soup in catering establishments on the island of Ireland

The aim of this survey was to provide a snap shot of the salt content of soup from a range of catering outlets on the island. safefood Healthy eating The aim of this survey was to provide a snap shot of the salt content of soup from a range of catering ou ...

Salt: Hard to shake

Dietary salt intakes are well in excess of nutritional requirements in most countries worldwide. <br /> safefood Healthy eating Dietary salt intakes are well in excess of nutritional requirements in most countries worldwide. There is now an overwhel ...

Food Values Pilot Programme Evaluation- Summary Report

Food Values is a short programme showing how to get better nutritional value for money when shopping for food.&nbsp; safefood Healthy eating Food Values is a short programme showing how to get better nutritional value for money when shopping for food. ...

Fruit and Vegetables

This review showed that based on the balance of current scientific evidence, organic fruit and vegetables are no safer or more nutritious than conventionally produced varieties. safefood This review showed that, based on the balance of current scientific ...

Drinks

Parents and teenagers had a good idea of which drinks were healthier than others, but most did not count drinks as part of their daily food consumption. Calories from drinks are therefore invisible to them safefood Healthy eating Parents and teenagers had ...

Chicken & Potato Report

This survey provides a snap shot of the nutritional content of potato and chicken products sold in fast food and convenience outlets across the island of Ireland. safefood Nutritional content of chicken & potato products in deli counters and takeaway ...

Fuel your body- for the teenage sports person

<br /> <p>As a teenage athlete, your active lifestyle and growing body means you have special nutritional needs. You need to start with the basics of a healthy and varied diet. There are no quick fixes &ndash; supplements, in particular, a ...

Healthy lunchboxes

<br /> <p>Good food habits set early in childhood can last a lifetime. Lunches provide around one third of our daily nutritional needs, so it&rsquo;s important to put some thought and planning into them. Here are some tips on how to prepar ...

When Sally met Sammy

<br /> <p>This booklet aims to increase a child&rsquo;s experience of healthy food from an early age and encourages a positive attitude towards a healthy diet. You and your child can decide together which end of the book to start with- Sal ...