ASO trustees – call for nominations

We are seeking nominees for the positions of Treasurer, Secretary and three general Trustee positions all to begin in September 2020. The General Trustee and Secretary terms of office are three years, while the Treasurer term of office is four years. Full individual members of ASO are invited to stand for election or propose other … Continued

ASO Small Grant for COVID-19 Research – Call for Projects 2020

The Association for the Study of Obesity has funding available for new or ongoing research projects exploring the direct or indirect impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on health and wellbeing outcomes in people living with obesity or on population health. The research is expected to lead to new knowledge or innovations that make a difference … Continued

New study exploring the impact of COVID19 on people living with obesity

COVID-19 has impacted significantly upon weight management and bariatric surgery. In order to quantify this effect, Dr Adrian Brown from UCL has obtained ethical permission for a survey for healthcare professionals and a separate survey for people living with obesity. The survey for healthcare professionals will take around 18 minutes to complete. Link to survey: … Continued

Petition: Government urged to keep feeding children during school holidays

Over 40 charities, organisations and education unions (including ASO) have called on Education Secretary Gavin Williamson MP to announce additional funding for continued food provision during the forthcoming school half-term and summer holidays. In a joint letter to the Secretary of State Gavin Williamson MP and Schools Minister Vicky Ford MP, the organisations point to recent figures … Continued

Would you like to host UKCO 2022?

If you are interested in hosting the UK Congress on Obesity in your city in 2022, please contact [email protected] and the team can talk to you about what is involved.  You can find details of the venue criteria in the document linked below. Venue criteria requirements

Funding for COVID-19 research

The British Academy is offering research grants of up to £10,000 to humanities and social science researchers working on COVID-19. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 27 May 2020 and outcomes will be notified by 30 June 2020. Find out more

ASO May email update

ASO’s May email update was sent to members and subscribers on 7 May 2020 and contained lots of information and research regarding COVID-19 and obesity. You can read the update here. If you are a member or subscribe to ASO’s emails and didn’t receive it to your inbox, please let us know. A benefit of … Continued

Briefing: How are COVID-19 measures affecting the food environment?

The Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) commissioned polling from Savanta ComRes to understand more about the potential effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and public health measures to manage the situation, on the food environment and what people are eating. Summary of findings: Younger people (aged 18-24) are more likely to report changes in what they are … Continued