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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 ...

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 ...

APHO Technical Briefing No.1 Sources of Lifestyle Risk Factors in Local Populations

While lifestyle surveillance systems are broadly in place to monitor progress towards goals and targets at national level in England, this is far from being true at local level. This briefing aims to contribute to current thinking in this field by providi ...

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 ...

Adolescent health- BMA report

Report of the British Medical Association Board of Science and Education. Focuses on the probelms facing adolescents and examines the evidence surrounding adolescent health, behaviour and interventions. It reviews four important areas in adolescent health ...

A Working paper 01: Local Delivery Plans (LDPs) public health lifestyle targets- where are the data?

The LDP is the mechanism by which national targets for the NHS are translated into action by PCOs through planning, commissioning or service delivery. This working paper focuses on two of the prevalence based public health targets contained in the LDP gui ...

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 ...

A model to estimate health impacts and costs of obesity in Norfolk over the next 10 years. Final report

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Analysis of the National Child Obesity database 2005/6 (now called National Child Measurement Programme)

Analysis of the first year of body mass index data collection among primary school chidlren in England (2005/6). Presents data at national and SHA level. Department of Health (DoH) Body mass index among primary school chidlren in England Analysis of the f ...

A summary of public health indicators using electronic data from primary care 2001-2007

refer to the resource QResearch and The Health and Social Care Information Centre Public health indicators project: Key facts The purpose of this project is to report on trends over recent years in the completeness of recording of selected public health i ...

2008 Annual Report of the South East Regional Directors of Public Health- Children and young people theme (chapter 7)

This is the Children and Young People theme chapter of the first joint annual report of Professor Yvonne Doyle and Professor John Newton, the South East England regional directors of public health. The aim of the children and young people theme of the Sou ...

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 ...

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 ...

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