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Standard of Healthy Living on the Island of Ireland

Friel, S., et al Report on health outcomes for Ireland and Northern Ireland Based on circumstances and conditions in 2005 for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, this report provides information on populations living on the island of Ireland who ...

Research into parental attitudes towards the routine measurement of children's height and weight

Department of Health Annual measurement exercise involving the weighing and measuring of all Reception Year children as well as those in Year 6 in the academic year 2005-6. In 2007, the Department of Health commissioned research on parental attitudes towa ...

Inequalities in Health among School-aged Children in Ireland

HBSC Ireland, Health Promotion Research Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway CHRONIC ILLNESS, FOOD AND NUTRITION, GYPSIES AND TRAVELLERS, HEALTH STATUS, INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOUR, OBESITY This is the second national report from the 2006 Irish Health ...

Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: Consumer Insight Summary

Department of Health BEHAVIOUR, OBESITY, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY This report is a summary of the results of research carried out for the Department of Health into families' attitudes and behaviours relating to diet and activity. The research was carried ou ...

Food Safety Authority of Ireland- Annual reports

Mid-Western Health Board FOOD HYGIENE, FOOD PREPARATION, FOOD SAFETY, LEGISLATION, OBESITY The Food Safety Authority of Ireland publishes its Annual Report for the twelve month period on the 31st December. These reports are in accordance with Section 25 o ...

Obesity and other diet-related chronic diseases list of publications

World Health Organization (WHO) A list of publications on obesity and diet-related chronic disease. The documents and articles listed can be accessed, downloaded, or ordered from the WHO bookshop. Obesity Research and Evaluation Report http://www.who.int/ ...

Healthy Food For All Initiative

Healthy Food for All FOOD, FOOD ACCESS, FOOD POVERTY, LOW INCOME, OBESITY Healthy Food for All (HFfA) is an all-island multi-agency initiative seeking to promote access, availability and affordability of healthy food for low-income groups. Their aim is to ...

Obesity Weighting up the Evidence: All-Island Multisectoral Conference on Obesity

10.14655/20080003 Institute of Public Health in Ireland Obesity, Overweight, Education, Vulnerable group The World Health Organization reports that overweight and obesity have reached epidemic proportions globally and estimates that approximately 1.6 bill ...

Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: Market Segmentation and Mapping

National Obesity Observatory BEHAVIOUR, OBESITY, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, WEIGHT The 'Healthy Weight Healthy Lives: Consumer Insight Summary', published in November 2008, describes market research into families' attitudes and behaviours relating ...

Walk Leaders Training Manual

Public Health Agency (PHA) Programme to promote physical activity The Walking for Health programme was established in 2001 and continues to be an integral part of Government policy to address the health and wellbeing of the population in Northern Ireland. ...

Tackling Food Poverty: Lessons from the Decent Food for All (DFfa) Intervention

10.14655/749069-3631 Institute of Public Health in Ireland Food poverty, Food access, Healthy food, Socio-economic group This is the report of an evaluation carried out for safefood by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland. This report summarises the ...

Review of Urban & Gaeltacht School Meals Schemes

Department of Social and Family Affairs A review of the scheme to to provide meals to school children The School Meals Scheme (SMS or "the Scheme") provides "meals" to some 60,000 pupils in almost 400 schools at a total overall cost of ...

Warm Front, Better Health: Health Impact Evaluation of the Warm Front Scheme

Green, G., & Gilbertson, J. UK Government's main tool for tackling fuel poverty in England via grants to improve home energy efficiency About 4 million households in the UK cannot adequately heat their homes in winter due to low income and poor q ...

Wealthier and Healthier: The Recent Decline in Irish Mortality Rates

Walsh, B., University College Dublin Trends in Mortality and Morbidity in Ireland This was a paper presented at The Statistical & Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Symposium: Recent Trends in Mortality and Morbidity in Ireland looking at the trend in ...

Unhealthy Consequences: Energy Costs and Child Health

JoHanna Flacks, Child Health Impact Working Group (CHIWG) A Child Health Impact Assessment of energy costs and the low income home energy assistance program. Substantial and compelling medical and public health evidence indicated that non-medical factors, ...

The Raised Incidence of Winter Deaths: Occasional Paper No. 7

Bowie, N., & Jackson, G. Seasonal variations in Scottish mortality levels This short paper presents selected information, mainly in graphical form, that illustrates seasonal variations in Scottish mortality levels. In particular it focuses on measures ...

Understanding Electricity and Gas Prices in Ireland

Howley, M. and Ó Gallachóir, B. The first cycle of electricity and gas price data, July- December 2007 The report draws on the results of a new EU methodology for gathering energy price data that came into effect on January 1st, 2008. The focus of the rep ...

The Dynamics of Bad Housing

Barnes, M., et al The impact of bad housing on the living standards of children Bad housing can take many forms, embracing issues such as the physical conditions of the accommodation and overcrowding. Whilst the presence of a link between bad housing and ...

The Distributional Implications of a Carbon Tax in Ireland

Callan, T., Lyons, S., Scott, S., Tol, R. The effects of carbon tax and revenue recycling across the income distribution in the Republic of Ireland The ESRI studies the effects of carbon tax and revenue recycling across the income distribution in the Repu ...

Tackling Fuel Poverty can Improve Health, but needs Resources

10.14655/20040001 The Institute of Public Health in Ireland Fuel Poverty, Heart disease, Respiratory disease, Mental Health Fuel poverty is a significant threat to public health with its links to heart disease, respiratory illness and mental health. Peopl ...

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