Press Release: Time to close loopholes in ASA junk food advertising rules

The ASA has upheld complaints against two ads found close the entrances of primary schools – for a Burger King Whopper Junior meal and McDonald’s Cadbury Flake McFlurry and Mini McFlurry ice creams. In both cases, the adverts breached guidance not to place HFSS ads within 100m of primary or secondary schools, which would indicate … Continued

New report: The role of marketing in promoting a fit and healthy childhood

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on A Fit and Healthy Childhood has called upon the Government to ditch its time-honoured ‘voluntary approach’ to food and drink marketing in the interests of children’s health. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has highlighted the adverse impact of aggressive HFSS food marketing on children’s eating and drinking habits. Public … Continued

Event: Reformulating our obesogenic environment. Can it improve our health?

A workshop hosted by the All-island Obesity Action Forum supported by safefood, the Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland and the Association for the Study of Obesity (UK) Northern Ireland Network. Tuesday 13th, November, Dublin. The event will highlight how reformulating our obesogenic environments can create positive behaviours to promote a healthy … Continued

World Obesity Day – End Weight Stigma & Discrimination

To coincide with World Obesity Day and the theme of weight stigma and discrimination, Dr Stuart Flint (Leeds Beckett University) has kindly produced an updated ASO statement on this subject. The ASO are very grateful to Stuart for leading this initiative and his efforts to raise awareness of the widespread discrimination and stigma that exists. … Continued

Event: Weight Management & Appetite – A transferable skills workshop. November 1, 2018

This workshop organised by the ASO Yorkshire Network Group is an excellent opportunity to learn from researchers and develop presentation, communication and networking skills.  It will be of particular interest to early career researchers who will have the opportunity to present their PhD. View the Workshop Flyer and Programme Register your place now! More about the ASO Yorkshire Network

Event: Management of Chronic Disease and Multimorbidity – November 8, 2018

This free education event is aimed at GP’s and practice nurses and allied health professionals who manage chronic diseases, such as Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis, or undertake health checks. Organised by the Norfolk Obesity Network, supported by the Association for the study of Obesity and ActiveNorfolk. The theme is managing multimorbidity with behavioural and lifestyle … Continued

UKCO2018 is now a SCOPE accredited event!

Attending this event will earn you 4 SCOPE Points which can be used towards SCOPE certification. Join us at the 5th UK Congress on Obesity (UKCO2018) which takes place at the Newcastle University on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th of September. Pre-registration for UKCO2018 closes on Friday 24th August . Day rates are available if you are unable to attend … Continued