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

Trustee elections – vote by 30 July

All ASO members whose membership was active at the beginning of July are eligible to vote in our trustee elections. You should have received an email and reminders from Election Buddy on behalf of ASO. Please follow the unique link in that email to place your votes. If you did not receive the email, please … Continued

Letter to the Prime Minister on Obesity

Ahead of the Prime Minister’s imminent plans to address obesity in the UK, ASO has signed Action on Sugar and Action on Salt’s letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, along with 46 other leading health charities and researchers, asking he implements all measures proposed in the Childhood Obesity Plan. You can read the letter here