By Royal College of Physicians (2013)
This report outlines the issues around obesity in the UK, including the variations in treatment across the country, the related health issues, and the wider impact on public health. It sets out recommendations on how the NHS could adapt to meet the demands of an increasingly obese nation.
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By NICE (2012)
This public health guidance aims to support effective, sustainable and community-wide action to prevent obesity. It sets out how local communities, with the support of local organisations and networks, can achieve this.
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Bentley, GF. et al. BMC Pediatrics, 2012; 12: 180
Establishing healthy physical activity (PA) behaviours in early childhood is important for future PA behaviours. Parents play a central role in young children’s PA. However, there is currently little research on parenting interventions to increase child PA. This study was formative work to inform the content of a pilot randomised-controlled trial.
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By the National Obesity Observatory (2012)
The SEF for dietary interventions aims to describe and explain the information that should be collected in any evaluation of an intervention that aims to improve dietary intake or associated behaviour. It is aimed at interventions that work at individual or group level, not at population level.
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By ChaMPs (2012)
This film features the National Child Measurement Programme, a mandatory function that is soon to move from NHS to local authority control. The Director of Public Health for Knowsley talks about the importance of the programme and lessons learned and a local head teacher comments on how it is more effectively run through schools.
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By National Obesity Observatory ( September 2012)
These SEFs aim to describe and explain the information that should be collected in any evaluation of an intervention that aims to increase participation in physical activity. It is aimed at interventions that work at individual or group level, not at population level.
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Duncanson, K et al. BMC Public Health, 2012; 12: 564
The Feeding Healthy Food to Kids (FHFK) Randomised Control Trial (RCT) examines the impact of providing low cost, self-directed nutrition and parenting resources to rural parents, on child dietary intake and parent-child feeding practices.
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