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  • Created 14 days ago

    New Research Shows Unhealthy Food And Drink Dominate Options In Non-Food Retail Environments

    London Sport
    Wide availability of unhealthy food and drink in more than 1 in 4 (29%) non- food retail environments such as clothing and cosmetics stores with confectionary and sugary drinks dominating. Seven out of ten consumers (70%) reported seeing food or drink in non-food retail stores, with 42% making a purchase while shopping in these stores in the previous month. Two of every three (66%) products purchased are classified as less healthy e.g. ...
  • Created 3 months ago

    Children Who Spend More Than Half An Hour Online Twice As Likely To Pester For Junk Food

    London Sport
    Young children who spent more than half an hour a day online were almost twice as likely to pester their parents for junk food, according to a Cancer Research UK report. And primary school children who spent more than three hours on the web were more than four times more likely to spend their pocket money on chocolate, crisps, sugary drinks and takeaways than their peers who browsed for less than half an hour. These children were also 7...
  • Created a year ago

    Childhood obesity: Time for action

    London Sport
    Current estimates suggest that nearly a third of children aged 2 to 15 are overweight or obese in the UK and younger generations are becoming obese at earlier ages and staying obese for longer. Obesity rates are highest for children from the most deprived areas and this situation is getting worse. Children aged 5 and from the poorest income groups are twice as likely to be obese compared to their most well-off counterparts and by age 11...
  • Updated a year ago

    Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet - England, 2018

    London Sport
    This statistical report presents information on obesity, physical activity and diet, drawn together from a variety of sources. The topics covered include:•Obesity related hospital admissions.•Prescription items for the treatment of obesity.•Adult obesity prevalence.•Childhood obesity prevalence.•Physical activity levels among adults and children.•Diet among adults and children, including trends in purchases, and consumption of food and...
  • Created a year ago

    Public Health Perceptions Survey

    London Sport
    In November 2017 the LGA conducted a survey of lead members of public health in England to capture the thoughts of local leaders on public health delivered by their local authority covering their perceptions of public health since transition from the NHS to local government, the priorities councils have set themselves and their ambitions for the future.
  • Created a year ago

    Patterns and Trends in Child Obesity

    London Sport
    A presentation of the latest data on child obesity, both Nationally and within London. Prevalence of obesity amongst children in Reception (aged 4-5 years) is 10.3% which is slightly higher than the national average of 9.6%. London has the greatest prevalence of obesity of all regions in England for Year 6 children (aged 10-11 years) with 23.6% of them being classified as obese. Nationally, this figure is 20%.
  • Created 2 years ago

    Health Survey for England, 2016

    London Sport
    The Health Survey for England series was designed to monitor trends in the nation's health; estimating the proportion of people in England who have specified health conditions, and the prevalence of risk factors and behaviours associated with these conditions. The surveys provide regular information that cannot be obtained from other sources. The surveys have been carried out since 1994 by the Joint Health Surveys Unit of NatCen Social...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016

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    Underweight, overweight, and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with adverse healthconsequences throughout the life-course. The World Health Organisation have investigated trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight and obesity from 1975 to 2016.  The study was a pooled analysis of 2416 population based measurement studies in over 125 million children, adolescents and adults. From the results, they found that th...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Changes in children’s body mass index between 2006/07 and 2015/16: National Child Measurement Programme

    London Sport
    Latest figures from the National Child Measurement Programme reveal that the year on year increase in Year 6 children’s body mass index continues. This is in contrast with a significant downward trend in the prevalence of obesity among Reception boys in the period 2006/07 to 2015/16. The inequality gap in overweight, obese and excess weight categories is increasing across the country for all age groups. The new report shows the trends i...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Health Profiles 2017

    London Sport
    Public Health England's 'Public Health Profiles' provide an overview of the health of each local authority in England. These are used by local government and health services to make decisions and plans to improve the health of their people and reduce health inequalities. The profiles can be compared to the national average and can be used to reveal trends using the health indicators displayed.