Obesity: Guides and practice

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  • Website Obesity and fitness: the relationship between obesity, cardiorespiratory fitness and mortality
    This paper presents recent evidence on the relationship between obesity, cardiovascular fitness and mortality, and briefly explores the main public health implications.

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website National child measurement programme: practice examples
    These examples demonstrate how local authorities are meeting the NCMP programme goals, and can help health public health professionals find examples to apply to their local requirements.

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Guide to online tools for valuing physical activity, sport and obesity programmes
    There are a number of online tools published that help the user to perform calculations to make the case for investment in the promotion of physical activity and/or the prevention of obesity. This guide summarises the av ...

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Core competences for children and young people aged 5 to 16 years: a framework of skills and knowledge around food, diet and physical activity
    These core competencies set out a framework of skills and knowledge which comprise essential building blocks around the themes of diet, physical activity, consumer awareness, cooking and food safety for children and youn ...

    Publisher: British Nutrition Foundation
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website National child measurement programme operational guidance
    Public Health England has published refreshed template letters to support local delivery of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP), along with key dates for the 2014 to 2015 school year.

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website European Youth Tackling Obesity (EYTO) project
    EYTO involves groups of young people from disadvantaged communities across Europe creating social marketing campaigns to promote healthy lifestyles amongst their peers and help reduce rates of obesity.

    Publisher: National Children's Bureau (NCB)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Early Intervention Foundation guidebook
    An interactive tool for those who wish to find out more about how to commission and deliver effective Early Intervention. The guidebook helps you find evidence and guidance on ‘what works’ for children and commissioning ...

    Publisher: Early Intervention Foundation
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Home to school travel and transport guidance: statutory guidance for local authorities
    Statutory guidance for local authorities on sustainable school travel, and school travel arrangements for children and young people. The guidance applies to children and young people of sixth form age receiving education ...

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Children’s Food Campaign
    The Campaign wants to improve young people’s health and well-being through, good food and real food education in every school, protecting children from junk food marketing, and clear food labelling that everyone includin ...

    Publisher: Sustain
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website WHO: Commission on ending childhood obesity
    To gather the best possible advice on dealing with the crisis of childhood obesity, WHO's Director-General has established a high-level Commission on ending childhood obesity. The Commission has been tasked with producin ...

    Publisher: World Health Organization (WHO)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Healthy eating research: building evidence to prevent childhood obesity
    The Healthy Eating Research program (USA) supports research on environmental and policy strategies that have strong potential to promote healthy eating among children. The website provides information about the program a ...

    Publisher: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website National child measurement programme operational guidance
    This guidance advises local commissioners and providers of the national child measurement programme (NCMP) on its implementation.

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website NICE: Physical activity and the environment. Evidence update 57 (April 2014)
    A summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE public health guidance 8 ‘Physical activity and the environment’ (2008).

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Obesity and inequities: guidance for addressing inequitiesin overweight and obesity
    This policy guidance aims to support European policy-makers to improve the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions and policies to reduce inequities in overweight and obesity. It sets out options to reduce ...

    Publisher: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO EURO)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website EU action plan on childhood obesity 2014-2020
    The EU's 28 member states outlined eight "key areas of action" in a childhood obesity action plan. The plan aims to: demonstrate the shared commitment of EU Member States to addressing childhood obesity; set out priority ...

    Publisher: European Commission
    Published Date: 2014


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