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Between 26 October 2017 and 31 January 2018 the Scottish Government (UK) launched its consultation document A Healthier Future - Actions and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight. It set out three broad areas where they intend to act; transforming the food environment, living healthier and more active lives, and leadership and exemplary practice. A working group acting on behalf of the SIG responded to this consultation on the 23rd January 2018. Click here to view the EOSIG response that was drafted.
Response to UK Parliamentary Inquiry: In February 2018, the UK All Party Parliamentary Group launched an inquiry into UK obesity services. A working group acting on behalf of the SIG responded to this inquiry on the 28th March 2018. This created an interesting debate within the working group linked to if obesity should be classed as a disease and the resulting consequences for prevention and treatment strategies. Click here to view the EOSIG response that was drafted.
SIG organised session at EuHEA: An organised session titled ‘Economic perspectives on childhood obesity prevention’ has been accepted at the European Health Economics Association conference in Maastricht, July 2018. This session will provide an overview of childhood obesity trends at a global level and discuss the evidence base for population-wide interventions focused on the food and the school environment. EOSIG presenters include: Bruce Hollingsworth (University of Lancaster); Paul McNamee (University of Aberdeen); Richard Smith (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine); Katie Breheny (University of Birmingham). The session will be chaired by Emma Frew (University of Birmingham).