Posts tagged “Royal Society for Public Health”

Public Health England Criticises New Advice to Increase Fat Intake

May 24th, 2016
Public Health England Criticises New Advice to Increase Fat Intake

Experts from Public Health England have hit out at new advice that advises people to increase their intake of fat. Chief nutritionist at the body, Dr Alison Tedstone, has branded advice from the National Obesity Forum “irresponsible and potentially deadly.” A new report published by the National Obesity Forum suggested eating more fat could reduce […]

Royal Society for Public Health: Food Labels Should Show Activity Information

January 15th, 2016
Royal Society for Public Health: Food Labels Should Show Activity Information

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has said that labels on food and drinks should show the amount of activity required to burn off the calories they contain and the food and drink industry believe the idea is worth looking into. They argue that people misjudge the amount of time needed to work off […]

Should Letters to Parents be Scrapped in Favour of Other Anti-Obesity Measures?

November 12th, 2015
Should Letters to Parents be Scrapped in Favour of Other Anti-Obesity Measures?

Some leading health experts have suggested that ‘fat letters’, letters sent to parents to inform them that their child is overweight, should be scrapped in favour of more effective measures. Currently, the National Child Measurement Programme produces weight measurements for children when they start and finish primary school. When children are found to be overweight, […]

UK Parents Struggle to Spot Signs of Obesity in Children

March 31st, 2015
UK Parents Struggle to Spot Signs of Obesity in Children

A study has suggested that parents in the UK are struggling to spot signs of obesity in their children. A study involving 2,976 UK families revealed that just four parents thought their child was overweight. The actual number, according to medical assessment, was 369. Writing in the British Journal of General Practice, researchers from the […]

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