ASO Honorary Fellowship – nominations open

The ASO is now accepting nominations to identify an exceptional individual for the prestigious award of honorary fellowship. This award recognises the outstanding contributions of an individual towards obesity research and/or clinical practice alongside their demonstrated contribution to the ASO. The deadline for nominations is 31 May 2019 and more details can be found on … Continued

APPG says it must be ‘children first!’ in new Mental Health Act

News release: from the APPG on a Fit and Healthy Childhood Embargo: The All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood has claimed that a reformed Mental Health Act will be little more than ‘sticking plaster’’ unless the needs of children feature ‘first, last and foremost.’ Launching a new APPG report: ‘Children’s Mental Health … Continued

ECO2019 Late Abstracts and Free Accommodation

Late breaking abstract deadline: 28 February 2019. The 26th European Congress on Obesity is taking place in Glasgow on 28 April – 1 May 2019. The Late Breaking submission system is now open, via the congress website.  The deadline for submission of Late Breaking abstracts is today 28 February 2019. Don’t forget that you can also … Continued

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