Food and Nutrition
- School meals: the potential to impact on inequalities and obesity
Thu 21st March 2013
- Two public health nutrition vacancies at Newcastle University
Wed 6th March 2013
- Traffic light system for activity could redefine how we exercise
Wed 20th February 2013
- Fuse expert helps the Hairy Bikers turn Hairy Dieters
Wed 9th January 2013
- No events for this topic.
- Obesity, Diet and Physical Activity - Regional Advisory Group
- Bariatric Prescribing and Surgery
- Leadership Group - North East Leading Improvement for Health and Well- Being
Good nutrition is vital to maintaining good health. Whilst many people have healthy diets, a large number do not, particularly among the some disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. Indeed a significant proportion of the population consumes more than the recommended amount of fat, saturated fat, salt and sugar. Such poor nutrition is a major cause of ill health and premature death in England.
The East Midlands Public Health Observatory has the national lead for food and nutrition: www.empho.org.uk
• Five per cent of people on low incomes report skipping meals for a whole day. Low income and area deprivations are also barriers to purchasing fresh or unfamiliar foods (Fair Society, Healthy Lives, The Marmot Review).
• Lower income households are the hardest hit by food price fluctuations (Fair Society, Healthy Lives, and The Marmot Review).
• Household purchases of fruit were highest in London and lowest in the North East (Family Food Survey, 2010).
- Occasional paper 52 - Preparation for pregnancy in women with diabetes 2008-2010 Report from the Northern Diabetes in Pregnancy Survey (NorDIP)
- Childhood Obesity in the North East of England: Findings from the 2009/10 NCMP
- North East Obesity Service Mapping Report
- North east public health workforce improvement Scoping exercise on capacity and capability to meet aims of Better Health, Fairer Health themes