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Obesity in Europe

World Health Organisation (WHO) Resources on obesity from the Regional Office for Europe, WHO Obesity is one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. Its prevalence has tripled in many countries in the WHO European Region since the 19 ...

Obesity: Preventing and Managing the Global Epidemic

World Health Organisation Call for urgent action to combat the growing epidemic of obesity This report issues a call for urgent action to combat the growing epidemic of obesity, which now affects developing and industrialized countries alike. Adopting a p ...

Planting Season

Toronto food and Hunger Action Committee Report on Toronto's food and hunger programs This report completes Phase I of the Food and Hunger Action Committee's work. It contains a brief overview of Toronto's patchwork of food programs. Food a ...

Recommendations for the clinical management of overweight and obesity in adults and children [National Taskforce on Obesity]

Department of Health and Children Guidelines for weight control and reduction and the prevention of obesity It is recognised that prevention of overweight and obesity is one of the main objectives of the strategy and a guiding principle of management of o ...

WHO- Obesity

World Health Organisation (WHO) WHO's resources on obesity and overweight Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A crude population measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI), ...

WHO Chronic Disease Information Sheets: Diabetes

World Health Organisation Information on the number of people with diabetes, worldwide A diabetes epidemic is underway. An estimated 30 million people worldwide had diabetes in 1985. A decade later, the global burden of diabetes was estimated to be 135 mi ...

WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention

World Health Organisation (WHO) Obesity prevention, research, information and Training The WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention and Related Research and Training is building evidence base and training programs needed to prevent obesity, especia ...

Cost Effectiveness of Community-Based Physical Activity Interventions

Larissa, R. COMMUNITY, COST EFFECTIVENESS, HEALTH BEHAVIOUR, HEALTH PROMOTION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, PREVENTION Physical inactivity is associated with the increased risk of many chronic diseases. Such risks decrease with increases in physical activity. A lif ...

Happy Heart Healthy Eating Award

Irish Heart Foundation CATERING INDUSTRY, COOKING, FOOD, HEALTHY EATING, SODIUM, SUGARS The objective of the catering audit is to assist a staff restaurant/canteen to adopt healthier cooking practices and provide healthier food choices for staff, without ...

Obesity Management- Worth the Effort?

Chadwick, P and Croker, K. A research article discussing the challenges of obesity prevention and treatment. Outcomes for the behavioural treatment of obesity are modest and have changed little over the past 15 years. Individuals completing such programme ...

Take Part Study (DCU)

School of Health and Health Performance, Dublin City University The growing problem of physical inactivity among children and adults in Ireland. The Take Part Study of Physical Activity levels of Dublin Teenagers In Ireland shows up to 25 per cent of 15-1 ...

Treat's Campaign

Safefood Campaign highlighting the health risks to children associated with a diet high in fat A campaign developed by safefood, the Food Safety Promotion Board, has been launched to encourage parents to reduce the amount of treat foods in their child ...

A Countryside for Health and Wellbeing: The Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Green Exercise

Countryside Recreation Network A research paper on physical exercise and green spaces in urban settings In the UK, more than 80% of people live in urban areas (Defra, 2004), though the greater growth is now in rural areas. Urban settings by definition hav ...

Assessment of Dietary Sodium Levels among Adults (aged 19-64) in the General Population, Based on Analysis of Dietary Sodium in 24 Hour Urine Samples

Food Standards Agency, Northern Ireland Dietary sodium, Blood pressure, Hypertension, Sodium These surveys assessed dietary sodium levels among adults in the general population, based on analysis of 24-hour urine samples. The three studies, covering Engla ...

European Values Survey (EVS)

European Values Systems Study Group (EVSSG) European survey on various aspects of life European Values Systems Study Group (EVSSG) carried out the first EVS surveys in several Western European countries in 1981. The World Values Surveys series was started ...

Food Culture in Rural Northern Ireland

10.14655/749069-3908 The Institute of Public Health in Ireland Ethnographic study, Food, Nutrition, Culture The Institute of Public Health in Ireland is currently conducting the research and evaluation of the 'Decent Food for All (DFfA) programme. Th ...

Food Poverty Among Irish School Children

Molcho, M., Walsh, K., and Nic Gabhainn, S., Centre for Health Promotion Studies, NUI Galway ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION, FOOD, FOOD ACCESS, FOOD POVERTY, SMOKING The Health Behaviour in Schoolaged Children (HBSC) is a research study conducted by an international ...

Food Security, Poverty and Human Development in the United States

Cook, J.T., Frank, D.A. FOOD, FOOD SAFETY, POVERTY, YOUNG PEOPLE Access to food is essential to optimal development and function in children and adults. Food security, food insecurity, and hunger have been defined and a U.S. Food Security Scale was develo ...

Fresh Fruit in Schools Evaluation Summary Report (2002-2004)

Health Promotion Agency Northern Ireland FRUIT, NUTRITION, SCHOOL In October 2002 the Fresh Fruit in Schools scheme was launched. The scheme has its roots in the public health strategy, Investing for Health. This strategy, developed by a cross-departmenta ...

Genetically Modified (GM) Food Survey

Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) FOOD LABELLING, FOOD SUPPLY, GENETIC MODIFICATION, LEGISLATION The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) routinely surveys the food supply in Ireland to ensure that only EU-authorised and appropriately labeled Gen ...

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