The ASO are one of the signatories to a letter written to Director-General Margaret Chan of the WHO. The letter signed by a number of organisations and individuals are united in wanting to see a bold action on nutrition in 2016. It asks Director- General Chan to make the World Health Assembly in 2016 a … Continued
The focus of the ASO UK Congress on Obesity 2016 (UKCO 2016) is to consider opportunities to improve for joined-up thinking and action on the prevention and management of people who are overweight or obese. Given the modest impact of the past 5 decades of research, policy and practice on the management of overweight and … Continued
A new ground-breaking alliance of organisations fighting to combat the epidemic of obesity has called on the Government to take strong action with the upcoming Childhood Obesity Strategy. Given the extent of the obesity problem and the costly consequences this has for individuals and health services the group, which includes the Association for the Study … Continued
The Awards Committee of the World Obesity Federation (WOF) have chosen Professor Rachel Batterham to receive the prestigious Andre Mayer Award. The award will be presented to Prof. Batterham at ICO in Vancouver in May 2016. Professor Batterham is Head of the Centre of Obesity Research, Department of Medicine, at the University College London (UCL) … Continued
The All-Party Parliamentary Group will welcome senior representatives of Tesco to their next meeting to discuss Tesco’s ten point plan to combat obesity on Wednesday 28 October at 17.30. If you are interested in attending please read the formal invitation for further details.
We are pleased to announce that the ASO is establishing a network of Centres for Obesity Management (Adult COM’s) aimed at strengthening and advancing the evidence base, improving practice and influencing policy for the management of obesity in adults within the UK. The ASO UK Adult COMs network will include members working within Tier 2, … Continued
This interesting topic will be answered at the North-East Obesity Forum Meeting that takes place on October 7 at Teeside University. Speakers and Topics Dr Thomas Burgoine Career Development Fellow, University of Cambridge & CEDAR “Is the proliferation of takeaway food outlets contributing to unhealthy diet and obesity?” Peter Wright Environmental Health … Continued
The National Institute for Health and Social Care Excellence today published its update and replacement of existing guidance ‘Obesity: identification, assessment and management of overweight and obesity in children, young people and adults’. This guideline updates and replaces section 1.2 of NICE clinical guideline 43 (published December 2006). It offers evidence-based advice on the care … Continued