Patient advocates Sven Schubert and Susie Birney attended and spoke at the European Policy Conference in Brussels

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.3.1″] Patient advocates Sven Schubert and Susie Birney attended and spoke at the European Policy Conference in Brussels on 17th May. Giving their patient perspective on living with obesity and what they feel is needed to provide proper treatment and care from across the board. The EASO Policy Conference 2018 – “Obesity … Read more

Action taken by Wicklow County Council to protect children’s health recognised at national obesity conference in the lead up to European Obesity Day

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.1.1″] 14 May, 2018. The food environment plays a key role in obesity according to a range of national and international speakers at the national ASOI 2018 obesity conference in Dublin today. Delegates at the Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland (ASOI) 6th Annual Conference heard about … Read more

Obesity seminar examines role of imagery and language in weight stigma

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_image _builder_version=”3.0.90″ src=”https://asoi.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/obeseonscales.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” force_fullwidth=”off” show_bottom_space=”on” /][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” _builder_version=”3.0.90″ background_layout=”light”] Tuesday 20th June 2017: The use of negtaive imagary and language in communications contributes to weight-related stigma, an expert seminar in Belfast heard today. The All Island Obesity Action Forum is hosted … Read more

Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative Press Release

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”2_3″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.90″ background_layout=”light”] Following the Department of Health publication of the obesity action plan in 2016, the ASOI is eager to facilitate addressing the challenge of obesity prevention and treatment in Ireland. Obesity is a complex problem with nutritional, activity-related, psychological, biological and social determinants. Consequently, any realistic solutions must be multifaceted and … Read more

European Obesity Day

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_image _builder_version=”3.0.90″ src=”https://asoi.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/europena-obesity-day-2017.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” force_fullwidth=”off” show_bottom_space=”on” /][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.90″ background_layout=”light”] Obesity is one of the most challenging public health diseases of the 21st century. The statistics for Ireland are particularly worrying – six out of every ten adults and one in four Irish children are overweight or obese. Obesity can have … Read more