One third (35%) of people who took a new drug for treating obesity lost more than one-fifth (≥20%) of their total body weight, according to a major global study published today.Continue reading ““Gamechanger” drug for treating obesity”
Between 1992 and 2020, the British Government has published 14 obesity strategies for England, and yet over the same time period obesity prevalence and health inequalities have not been reduced. A recently published study aimed to determine whether the strategies and policies have been fit for purpose (Theis & White, 2021).Continue reading “Is Obesity Policy in England Fit for Purpose?”
The charity HENRY are developing a new programme to support young people to have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed in order to live healthy and happy lives. They would like young people aged 11-19 to help them to develop the programme and this is where Hannah, a PhD student, and maybe you, come in…Continue reading “Share your perspective: Help to develop a new programme to support teenagers”
In October The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Obesity undertook an inquiry seeking insights and recommendations that could enhance and support the Government’s new obesity strategy for adults and children. The report following this inquiry has recently launched, making recommendations and suggesting possible next steps for the government as they seek to develop weight management services. OEN UK fully supports the recommendations made in the report. Below is a summary of the report.Continue reading “Recommendations for Obesity Services”
Join OEN UK Champion Ann Vincent at this upcoming ASO webinar.Continue reading “Webinar event: The Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines 2020”
Pinki Sahota is Emeritus Professor in Nutrition and Childhood Obesity at Leeds Beckett University. Pinki is a member of the Obesity Empowerment Network Steering Group and our Trustee for Communications and PR. We caught up with Pinki ahead of the launch of the new OEN UK Strategic Plan 2020-2023…Continue reading “Five minutes with Pinki Sahota”
The Trustees of OEN UK apply their wide experience of working in the field of obesity to set the strategic direction for the network. In this blog series we meet the Trustees who have developed the OEN UK Strategic Plan 2020-2023. In the first post in the series, Professor Rachel Batterham, founding member and Chair of OEN UK, introduces the new 3-year Strategic Plan.Continue reading “An Introduction to the Strategic Plan 2020-2023”
In this post, Professor Rachel Batterham explores the link between health inequalities and obesity and its implications.Continue reading “Health Inequalities and Obesity”
The OEN UK Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2020 will take place on 13th October 2020.
Champions, Advisors, Members and those considering joining the Network are all warmly invited to join the Trustees to look back over what OEN has achieved over the past year and look ahead to future activities.Continue reading “The OEN UK AGM 2020”
Make healthy school meals free for all children in poverty, says parents in new Children’s Food Campaign and Food Active research.
As millions more children return to school this week, research with over 750 parents across the UK shows overwhelming support for the Government extending free school meals to all children in poverty, following their experiences of feeding children during lockdown.Continue reading “Covid-19 and Children’s Food: Parents’ Priorities for Building Back Better”