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Physical Activity Referral Programmes (PARPs)

Public Health Agency (PHA) physical activity Physical Activity Referral Programmes (PARPs) are 12-week health and fitness training programmes. The programme has specially trained people to guide you on your way. To get on to the PARP initiative you must b ...

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 ...

Travelwise Northern Ireland

NIDirect Sustainable transport Travelwise NI is an initiative to encourage the use of sustainable transport options such as walking, cycling, public transport or car sharing. Obesity Interventions http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/travelwiseni © Crown copyright ...

Outdoor Recreation Strategies

Sport Northern Ireland Promoting physical activity and the environment In March 2013 Sport NI launched ‘Our Great Outdoors- A Draft Outdoor Recreation Action Plan for Northern Ireland’. One of the actions contained within this plan was “to map current hub ...

MenuCal

Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) Calorie calculator MenuCal has been developed for food businesses in Ireland that wish to calculate calories for their menu. It has been developed with the input of chefs, caterers and small business owners. Obesity ...

National Union of Students

National Union of Students (NUS) Students The National Union of Students (NUS) is a voluntary membership organisation which makes aims to provide assistance to students and its member students' unions. It is a confederation of 600 students' unio ...

From Amsterdam to Paris and beyond: THE PEP 2009 – 2020

World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for Europe Transportation The Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP), started over 12 years ago, has sought to address basic questions of how we best move around in cities for wo ...

Developing national action plans on transport, health and environment

World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for Europe Transportation The development of a national transport, health and environment action plan (NTHEAP) is a key tool to implementa more sustainable healthy transport system. This manual intends to a ...

Signs and signals for cyclists and pedestrians

World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for Europe Transportation Use of cars and an increased sedentary lifestyle have resulted in a growing part of the general public having little or no daily physical activity.Walking and cycling can both be u ...

Unlocking new opportunities: jobs in green and healthy transport

World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for Europe Transportation Copenhagen is one of the leaders in the European Region in creating incentives for people to cycle. This new publication.estimates that at least 76600 additional jobs might be crea ...

Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland

Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland Promoting physical activity and the environment Outdoor Recreation NI is a organisation which brings together all groups and bodies, which have an interest in, or involvement in outdoor recreation in Northern Ireland. T ...

Physical activity promotion in socially disadvantaged groups: principles for action

World Health Organization (WHO) Physical activity Over the past few years, physical activity promotion has increasingly been recognized in Europe as a priority for public health action and many countries have responded through the development of policies ...

Physical activity promotion in socially disadvantaged groups: principles for action. Policy summary

World Health Organization (WHO) Physical activity Over the past few years, the promotion of physical activity has been more widely recognized as a priority for public health action in Europe and many countries have responded by developing policies and int ...

The impact of initiatives to limit the advertising of food and beverage products to children: a systematic review

Galbraith-Emami, S. and Lobstein, T. Food and drink advertising In response to increasing evidence that advertising of foods and beverages affects children's food choices and food intake, several national governments and many of the world's larg ...

Pizza- What's in that box? Nutrition takeout series

safefood Takeaway food The research is the latest in a series of reviews of takeaway foods and continues safefood’s work in helping consumers make more informed choices when eating food that is prepared outside the home. With 40% of the population eating ...

Country implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes: Status Report 2011

World Health Organization (WHO) Breast-milk substitutes Globally, breastfeeding has the potential to prevent 220 000 deaths among children under five each year. WHO recommends that all infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of li ...

Children and Young People Statistics 2013

British Heart Foundation (BHF) Heart Conditions This publication is designed for health professionals, medical researchers and anyone with an interest in the health of children or cardiovascular disease. It is divided into three sections – congenital hear ...

Physical Activity: AYPH Research Summary

Association for Young People's Health (AYPH) & ChiMat Physical acitvity in young people Focuses on the importance of physical activity for children and young people. Includes an analysis of key findings and statistics relating to: health survey f ...

WHO European Database on Nutrition, Obesity and Physical Activity (NOPA)

World Health Organization (WHO) / Europe Lifestyle The NOPA database compiles information for the WHO European Member States to monitor progress on nutrition, diet, physical activity and obesity. It contains information on national and subnational policy ...

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Childhood Development Initiative's Healthy Schools Programme (2012)

Comiskey, C.M, O'Sullivan, K., Quirke, M.B., Wynne, C., Kelly, P. & Gilloway, S., Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) Healthy Schools Programme This is an independent evaluation report conducted on CDI’s Healthy Schools programme, which adopts ...