One third of UK adults underestimate calorie intake

Research suggests that UK adults eat more calories than they realise. It suggests that men on average eat 3,119 calories, while reporting to eat 2,065 calories and women on average consume 2,393 calories but report eating 1,570 calories. On average adults surveyed under-reported their calorie intake by 32%.

21/02/2018   by Anne Parle  

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Calories, Diet

A Fitter Future for All Report

Yesterday the Department of Health published its progress report on the 10 year obesity framework in Northern Ireland.

20/02/2018   by Anne Parle  

Ultra-processed foods and cancer. Is there a link?

Last week a study published in the British Medical Journal has been receiving a lot of media attention. The study suggested that there is a link between consumption of highly processed foods and cancer.

19/02/2018   by Anne Parle  

Codes of Practice for advertising and marketing of food and non-alcoholic beverages

Today the Department of Health launched voluntary codes of practice on non-broadcast advertising of high fat, sugar and salt foods. 

14/02/2018   by Anne Parle  

School-based interventions and childhood obesity

A study published in the British Medical Journal last week has been getting a lot of media attention. The study suggests that the effectiveness of programmes aimed at tackling obesity among 6 and 7 year olds in 54 schools may not have a huge impact in helping to reduce childhood obesity.

13/02/2018   by Sarah Cassidy  

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