Tag Archives: Obesity, Nutrition

Action on obesity: comprehensive care for all

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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Obesity: working with local communities

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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Parents’ views on child physical activity and their implications for physical activity parenting interventions: a qualitative study

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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Standard evaluation framework for dietary interventions

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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Tackling childhood obesity – National Childhood Measurement Programme

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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Standard evaluation framework for physical activity interventions

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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Study protocol of a parent-focused child feeding and dietary intake intervention: the feeding healthy food to kids randomised controlled trial

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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