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Review of dietary assessment methods in public health

10.14655/743983-894431 National Obesity Observatory (NOO) Obesity, dietary assessment This report provides a descriptive summary of tools to measure dietary intake and dietary behaviours- exploring the application, reliability and validity of the various ...

Catalogue of health-related fuel poverty schemes

Department of Energy & Climate Change Fuel poverty DECC commissioned National Energy Action in December 2014 to carry out an online survey to catalogue local schemes that are targeting individuals with health problems for energy efficiency measures an ...

Achieving world-class cancer outcomes: a strategy for England 2015-2020

Independent Cancer Taskforce Cancer The Independent Cancer Taskforce has published Achieving world-class cancer outcomes: a strategy for England 2015-2020. This report sets out recommendations for a new cancer strategy for England. An Executive Summary an ...

Food for thought: promoting healthy diets among children and young people

British Medical Association Diet, Health, Obesity In the UK, the traditional public health challenges of undernutrition and unsafe food and water have been largely replaced by the risks of poor diet.  We should not tolerate that the next generation is gro ...

Change4Life: evidence review on physical activity in children

10.14655/743983-883839 Public Health England (PHE) Children, Attitude, Physical activity, Diet, Behaviour This rapid evidence review aims to identify relevant literature on the physiological, psychological, social, and behavioural outcomes of physical act ...

Infant milks in the UK: A practical guide for health professionals

First Steps Nutrition Trust Breastfeeding, Infant, Milk, Vegetarian, Halal foods                       This May 2015 version of the report Infant Milks in the UK is now available to download and contains the latest information on milks available for infan ...

Cycling and walking: the economic case for action

Department for Transport (UK) Cycling, Walking This paper highlights relevant studies (for the UK) and covers the main issues for practitioners (eg local councils). It summarises the picture that sustainable travel as well as cycling and walking can deliv ...

The 1001 Critical Days: The Importance of the Conception to Age Two Period

Leadsom, A., Field, F., Burstow, P. and Lucas, C. Child health, Birth, Pregnancy, Child development Pregnancy, birth and the first 24 months can be tough for every mother and father, and some parents may find it hard to provide the care and attention thei ...

The Energy Penalty: disabled people and fuel poverty

Mike George, Professor Cosmo Graham, and Linda Lennard Disabled people, disability, Fuel poverty The prime focus of the study was on the energy needs of people with physical, cognitive and sensory impairments and of families with disabled children.  The s ...

Show Some Warmth: Exposing the damaging impact of energy debt on children

The Children's Society Energy debt This winter, two million families – with 3.8 million children – are struggling to pay their energy bills. For more than half of these families (1.3 million), at one point or another, this struggle has become too muc ...

Family Spending, 2014 Edition

Office for National Statistics (ONS) Housing Expenditure, Equivialised Income, Household Expenditure, Living costs, Inflation UK households spent an average of £517 a week in 2013. See table A1 (153.5 Kb Excel sheet) for the full breakdown of expenditure. ...

Excess Winter Mortality in England and Wales, 2013/14 (Provisional) and 2012/13 (Final)

Office for National Statistics (ONS) Weather, Climate, Heating, Mortality, Winter, Older people An estimated 18,200 excess winter deaths occurred in England and Wales in 2013/14 – the lowest number of excess winter deaths since records began in 1950/51. 1 ...

Warmer Homes- Improving fuel poverty and energy efficiency policy in the UK

Policy Exchange Home heating, energy efficiency, living conditions, income Warmer Homes presents a character profile of the 2.3 million households in England living in fuel poverty. It finds that over 1 million households who cannot afford to heat their h ...

Feeding Britain: A strategy for zero hunger in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger in the UK Hunger, Food poverty The main task in Feeding Britain is to consider the reasons behind the large rise in the use of food banks, and associated provision of emergency food assistance, over the last few ...

Model-based appraisal of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Northern Ireland

10.14655/799178-822335 Angus, Colin et al An adaptation of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model version 3 In 2009, the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group (SARG) at Sheffield University developed the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model version 2.0 (SAPM) to apprais ...

Older, not colder: Why older people need warm homes

ageUK Energy efficient homes for the elderly Winter can be a big worry for many older people as it brings with it a range of concerns, from high fuel bills and housing that is hard to heat, to health problems and hospital admissions. Those in later life c ...

Preventing type 2 diabetes: population and community-level interventions

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Diabetes A summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE public health guidance 35 ‘Preventing type 2 diabetes: population and community-level interventions’ (2011). Chronic Conditions Obesity C ...

Excess winter deaths and illnesses

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) CLIMATE, FUEL POVERTY, OLDER PEOPLE, WEATHER Excess winter deaths and illnesses: guideline consultation Excess winter deaths and illnesses: guideline consultation information Excess winter death ...

Building Children and Young People's Resilience in Schools

10.14655/743983-803136 UCL Institute of Health Equity Education Evidence Review 2- Building children and young people's resilience in schools Briefing 2- Building children and young people's resilience in schools This pair of documents, commissi ...

Reducing the number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET)

10.14655/743983-803135 UCL Institute of Health Equity Employment, education and training Evidence Review 3- Reducing the number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) This pair of documents, commissioned by Public Health England ( ...