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Caterers are committed to providing healthier food

Caterers are committed to providing healthier food

The Agency has been working in partnership with more than 45 major UK caterers to provide healthier choices for their customers when eating out.

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Obesity 'worse for teen girls' blood pressure'Web link

Obesity has a greater impact on the blood pressure of teenage girls than on teenage boys, a US study has suggested.



Does skipping breakfast help with weight loss?Web link

Evidence on a page is a series of brief evidence summaries from NOO focusing on common beliefs around food, diet and nutrition. Some people choose to skip breakfast because they think it will help them lose weight. What is the role of breakfast in maintaining a healthy weight?



Eating Well for Older People & Older People with Dementia: Practical guide (2011)Web link

New report provides illustrated guidance about the types and quantities of food and drink. It is aimed at all those helping and advising the elderly where there may be practical difficulties around eating, drinking and accessing food. For more, see the website at



The From Bump to Breastfeeding DVD will no longer be available from the Department of Health order-line free of chargeWeb link

Given the current financial constraints and limited availability of resources, the government is committed to reviewing its spending priorities and exploring ways of taking work forward. As a result the DVD is now available to buy from Best Beginnings at a cost.



Researchers in Norfolk to screen 10,000 people who are at high risk of type 2 diabetesWeb link

The project will involve identifying people who have prediabetes and assigning a mentor to support them. The mentors will advice on diet and lifestyle - as well as getting support themselves from professionals. The five year project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).



Data Sources: environmental influences on physical activity and dietWeb link

A briefing paper by the National Obesity Observatory that signposts to sources of national and local data on aspects of the environment that influence physical activity and diet.



Measuring diet and physical activity in weight management interventionsWeb link

A briefing paper from the National Obesity Observatory that signposts to practical and validated questionnaires for the assessment of physical activity and diet.



Public Health Resposibility Deal has been launchedWeb link

The aim of the Deal is to tap into the potential for businesses and other
organisations to improve public health and tackle health inequalities through their influence over food, alcohol, physical activity and health in the workplace.



Public health campaigns and obesity - a critiqueWeb link

The article argues that a more appropriate strategy to tackle raising levels of obesity would be to enact high-level policy and legislative changes to alter the obesogenic environments in which we live by providing incentives for healthy eating and increased levels of physical activity.



The number of hospital admissions related to obesity rose by 30% over the past year.Web link

NHS Information Centre (IC) figures show that hospital admissions related to obesity have risen by 30%. The number of prescription items dispensed in the community to combat obesity increased by 13%; and the number of bariatric weight-loss hospital procedures carried out on obese people rose by 70%.




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