Guest Blog: Sugar Awareness Week 2018

We are all eating out more and more with ¼ of adults and ⅕ of children in the UK eating out at least once a week. For far too long restaurants and fast food chains have been allowed to sell

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World Obesity Guest Blog: What can we do to #EndWeightStigma?

Marita Hennessy is a Health Research Board-funded SPHeRE PhD Scholar within the Health Behaviour Change Research Group at NUI Galway. For her doctoral studies, she is focusing on early life obesity prevention, and specifically how interventions delivered during the first

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World Obesity Day Guest Blog: 5 Things to Know About Weight Stigma

James (@JNHealth) is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol working within the NIHR CLAHRC West team. Stuart (@DrStuartFlint) is a Senior Research Fellow in Public Health and Obesity at Leeds Beckett University where he is part of the management team

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Guest Blog: A call to action to #BeActive – why exercise is critical for health, for all.

Ann B. Gates BPharm (Hons) MRPharmS is an Honorary Visiting Professor Plymouth Marjon University, Honorary Associate Professor at The University of Nottingham, a World Heart Federation Emerging Leader’s Programme 2014-2018, Associate Editor for The British Journal of Sports Medicine, a Certified

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Guest blog: Can cycling to work help address growing concerns of obesity, air pollution and climate change?

Claire McLoughlin is the communications manager at the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change. The Alliance brings together doctors, nurses and other health professionals to advocate for responses to climate change that protect and promote public health. In our latest

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Guest Blog: Cumbria’s experience in becoming the first two-tiered council to adopt the Healthy Weight Declaration

Katherine Taylor is a Project Officer in the Public Health Team at Cumbria County Council. Cumbria is England’s third largest county and the second least densely populated, with a total population of 497,996. At face value, the county holds some

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Overfed but undernourished: the obesity paradox

Obesity is posing a significant threat to public health not only in the UK, but also in many countries across the globe. One in five 4-5 year olds and one in three 10-11 year olds are overweight or obese in

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Guest blog: Promoting good oral health in children

Chris Groombridge, Chair of the Teeth Team and MD of 543 Dental Care, located in Yorkshire.   Teeth Team is a school-based supervised tooth-brushing programme, incorporating clinical dental assessments, applications of fluoride varnish and the subsequent signposting for accessing primary

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Guest blog: Better beginnings for the next generation means talking to people about health before conception

Deirdre de Barra is the Head of Information at Tommy’s – a registered charity which funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provide pregnancy health information to parents. Last week at Tommy’s we launched a free digital tool called Planning

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Poverty and childhood obesity: a 21st century role reversal

Traditionally, poverty-stricken households often struggled to feed the family, resulting in underweight, thin children and in some severe cases, symptoms of malnutrition. At the same time, being overweight or obese was often arguably regarded as a sign of wealth and

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