Report on tackling childhood obesity

The Joint committee on Children and Youth Affairs has released a report on tackling childhood obesity stating 20 recommendations the government should consider.

15/11/2018   by Joanna Gallagher  

Northern Ireland consumer perceptions of reformulation of food

A report released by Food Standards Agency (FSA) investigated Northern Ireland consumers’ perceptions of product reformulation and portion size reduction Findings show that consumers are open to reduced-sugar and reduced-fat alternatives as long as the new products match old ones in terms of taste, value and the perceived healthiness or allergy risks posed by replacement ingredients.

15/11/2018   by Joanna Gallagher  

Report on determinants of weight gain, overweight and obesity

The World Cancer Research Fund have released a report on the determinants of weight gain, overweight and obesity as part of their Continuous Update Project which has identified 12 cancers causally linked to greater body fatness.

14/11/2018   by Joanna Gallagher  

Taxation on red and processed meat

Research released by University of Oxford suggests placing a tax on red and processed meat, similar to that placed on sugary drinks, with the intention to reduce the negative impacts that consumption of these products can have on health.

08/11/2018   by Joanna Gallagher  

Growing up in Ireland national longitudinal study

New data has been published today from Growing up in Ireland, a national longitudinal study of children in Ireland.

08/11/2018   by Joanna Gallagher  

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