All Island Obesity News November/December 2014

Dear Colleagues,                                                                                  

Welcome to the latest edition of All-island Obesity News. 

Presentations from the most recent All-island Obesity Action Forum workshop are now available on the event page This event focused on the marketing of foods and drinks to children on the island of Ireland and explored their understanding of these messages.The marketing strategies of food and drinks sponsors at the Olympic and Commonwealth games were also discussed while our keynote speaker Dr Joao Breda from the World Health Organisation focused on childhood obesity in the EU, future plans for EU initiatives and the relevance of this to social marketing. The event was a great success with plenty of learning and discussion. The next workshop will be held on the 3rd June 2015 in Belfast.

I would encourage you to circulate All-island Obesity News among your colleagues and to share your work via this publication by submitting any relevant news items to Laura Keaver at

This is the last edition of our newsletter in the current format. We will be launching a shorter monthly newsletter in January. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. 

Ray Dolan,

Chief Executive, safefood and Chair, All-island Obesity Action Forum
Minutes of Forum meetings, events and further details about the Forum can be accessed on the
 All-island Obesity Action Forum webpage
Publication Date: 
Monday, December 15, 2014

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