Joint statement to the Government on Public Health Reorganisation

Along with many other organisations, ASO signed a joint statement to the Prime Minister, the Secretary of State for Health, and the interim leadership of Public Health England, raising serious concerns about the reorganisation of public health now underway. This follows recent announcements that PHE will cease to exist by April next year and be … Continued

Publication of reduction and reformulation documents

Public Health England, in early September, issued guidelines for the calorie reduction programme, along with updated salt reduction targets, as an ongoing commitment to the reformulation programme. The programme is set to run until 2024 and, like sugar reduction, is a voluntary programme. Please find links to the following reduction and reformulation documents: Calorie reduction: … Continued

Register now: Weight management and mental wellbeing webinar

ASO’s East of England Regional Network will be presenting a new webinar on 23 September focusing on weight management and mental wellbeing. Join us at 6pm on Wednesday 23 September. Visit our webinar web page for more information and to register for free.

Just published: Rapid Research: Supporting weight management services during the COVID-19 pandemic: phase I insights

In collaboration with Leeds Beckett University, Leeds University and University College London, the Obesity and Healthy Weight team, PHE have published a report on supporting weight management services during the COVID-19 pandemic (phase I). This rapid research explores with service providers, commissioners and users how weight management services have adapted in response to the pandemic … Continued

New survey: Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on weight management practices

Title: Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on weight management practices Participants: adults living in the UK, who report active engagement in a weight loss/weight loss maintenance attempt before lockdown. Am ASO member at the University of Sheffield is conducting a study investigating how weight management practices may have been affected by COVID-19. Anyone living in the UK … Continued

What are the priorities in obesity and weight-related research?

Have your say and tell researchers what you think is important in obesity and weight-related research! Help to shape the direction of future research. Fill out a short survey today and have the chance to win one of five Amazon vouchers. POWER – Priorities for Obesity and Weight-related Research – want to hear from you … Continued

Obesity UK Launches Guidelines for Doctors on Speaking About Obesity

The UK’s largest charity representing people living with obesity is today launching guidelines to change the way doctors speak about obesity. Obesity UK, which provides support to over 20,000 people with obesity in the UK, is publishing Language Matters: Obesity, the first ever guide to help doctors use more appropriate and helpful language when interacting … Continued