Children exposed to up to nine junk food adverts in half an hour

A report released by the Obesity Health Alliance entitled "A ‘Watershed’ Moment. Why it’s prime time to protect children from junk food adverts" has found that children are exposed to as many as 9 adverts for high fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) foods in just a 30 minute period. 

28/11/2017   by Anne Parle  

Mass media and childhood obesity

The European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP) and the European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) have published a report reviewing the association between mass media and childhood obesity in Europe. 

27/11/2017   by Anne Parle  

How to talk to children with obesity

Weight stigma is a problem among children and adolescents. This has a number of health consequences including depression, low self-esteem, social isolation, poorer school performance, binge eating, decreased physical activity and worsening obesity. 

23/11/2017   by Sarah Cassidy  

What are the estimated costs of childhood overweight and obesity on the island of Ireland?

One in four children on the island of Ireland (IOI) is overweight or obese. Research has been carried out to estimate the lifetime costs associated with excess body weight in children on the IOI.

20/11/2017   by Sarah Cassidy  

What is the impact of out-of-home eating on daily energy intake?

Results from the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey have found evidence that supports the relationship between mean daily energy intake and consumption of out-of-home meals.

17/11/2017   by Sarah Cassidy  

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