Obesity no longer defined by numbers on a scale

New guidelines launched for obesity treatment in Ireland Obesity care to focus more on health and quality of life For more than one million people in Ireland who live with obesity, new treatment guidelines that redefine care have been launched today – with the support of doctors, patient groups and the HSE. The guidelines follow … Read more

HSE Overweight and Obesity Lets Talk Event

The HSE Overweight and Obesity Lets Talk Event it taking place both online and in person at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin 2 Date: 6th October 2022 Time: 10am – 2pm The event is FREE with limted places for in person attendance Register here Eventbrite

ASOI & ICPO receive joint award for World Obesity Day advocacy

The committee for the ASOI are thrilled to be jointly recognised today for our collaboration with the Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ICPO) back in March 2021. Our joint campaign day ‘Addressing Obesity Together’, which was funded by a grant from the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and the European … Read more

Press Release for World Obesity Day 4th March 2021

Thursday March the 4th 2021 marks World Obesity Day. This is a day dedicated to increasing awareness of the root causes of obesity and improving understanding of the actions required to address them. It is a day for encouraging advocacy in order to address the common perceptions in society that drive unfair weight bias and … Read more

Recent European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) Webinar: Adherence to treatment of obesity and associated comorbidities in youth

The European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) hosted a free online webinar on November 12th 2020, titled ‘Adherence to treatment of obesity and associated comorbidities in youth’. The event opened with an introduction and warm welcome from Daniel Weghuber, President of the European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG). The … Read more

Stigma and Bias in Child and Adolescent Obesity: A healthcare providers perspective

Our next article on this World Children’s Day follows our previous piece on a parent’s perspective of childhood obesity from our recent campaign day ‘Living with Obesity’ in collaboration with the Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ICPO) and the European Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ECPO). This time, we are sharing a … Read more

‘Our Son’s Story’ – a parent’s perspective

For our recent campaign day ‘Living with Obesity’ in collaboration with the Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ICPO) and the European Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ECPO), this emotive piece was submitted by D. Murphy for a newsletter aimed at raising awareness for the need to end weight stigma. Today, on World … Read more

Recent Webinar Highlights: The hidden influencer – tackling marketing of unhealthy food to children in today’s digital world.

By Niamh Arthurs – Registered Dietitian The All-island Obesity Action Forum in association with Safefood and the Associations for the Study of Obesity in Ireland (ASOI) and UK Northern Ireland regional group (ASO NI) hosted an online webinar on the 10th of November 2020 titled: ‘The hidden influencer – tackling marketing of unhealthy food to children … Read more