Childhood obesity

Childhood obesity

Levels of severe obesity in children aged 10 to 11 years have reached the highest point since records began, according to new figures published in July 2018 by Public Health England (PHE)[1]. This trend has been decades in the making – reversing it will not happen overnight.

Hunger and satiety

Full4Health is an EU-FP7 funded project comprising 19 academic and industry partners from across Europe which is investigating the mechanisms of hunger and satiety with the aim of developing solutions to address obesity, related chronic disease as well as under-nutrition. Tehmina Amin and Julian G Mercer describesome of the progress to date.

Nutritional reformulation: the unobtrusive strategy

Professor J. T. Winkler sets increasing global nutritional problems against the failure of nutrition policies around the world and suggests that the reformulation of existing mass-market foods may offer a pragmatic way forward

‘Nudging’ healthy diets in the EU

Jan Wollgast and Benedikt Herrmann at the EC Joint Research Centre (IT), reflect on what policy and science in the EU can do to improve citizens’ nutrition; they note that policy makers are increasingly looking for effective strategies to counter trends in nutrition and obesity.

DoH launches new 'Be Food Smart' campaign

The Department of Health has launched a new campaign today designed to help people be 'food smart' and choose healthier food options.

Environmental risk factors for obesity study

A new €3.8m EC Framework Programme 7 research project aims to pinpoint the environmental and social risk factors influencing obesity throughout the European Union, with a view to informing future policy.

The 2012 IFST Lecture

Dr Susan Jebb OBE, gave the 2012 annual IFST lecture on ‘Food for a fitter future - consumer choice or industry responsibility?’ at The Royal Society of Medicine in London on Thursday 15 November. 

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