All-Island Obesity Newsletter March 2016

Register now for the Knowledge 4 Health Conference 2016 which will take place on 25th May at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 
 
This all-Island Conference will explore innovative and practical ways of providing knowledge support for the implementation of two public health frameworks,  'Healthy Ireland: A Framework for Improved Health & Wellbeing 2013-2025' in the Republic of Ireland and 'Making Life Better – A Whole System Strategic Framework for Public Health 2013–2023' in Northern Ireland.

The Conference, which is free to attend, will be hosted by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH), in collaboration with its key Conference partners as detailed on the Conference website http://knowledge4health.net/ where you will also find more information and details on how to register.
 
Nutriton and Health Foundation

NHF Workplace Wellbeing Best Practice Series featuring Fenero, will take place the morning of Wednesday March 16th in the Ibec offices. Places can be booked here: http://bit.ly/1EA6ZmQ

National Workplace Wellbeing Day is taking place on April 8th. Participants can sign up here: http://bit.ly/21iR9pU

The National Workplace Wellbeing Day Seminar is taking place in Croke Park on April 8th - half day morning session.  This seminar is sponsored by Aramark Food Services. People can book their place here: http://bit.ly/1EA6ZmQ

Inaugural National Workplace Wellbeing Awards application form can be found below. Awards are sponsored by Mercer. The ceremony will take place at the seminar on April 8th. http://bit.ly/1RJYPPs 

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill
In the course of the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill’s journey through the Assembly,  members of Sinn Fein proposed an amendment to the Bill that would place a duty on DHSSPS to undertake a consultation on the introduction of a sugary drinks levy within one year of the Bill’s enactment – this was accepted by the house at consideration stage.
 
At the Bill’s Further Consideration stage, on 7 March, the Health Minister proposed further amendments to this clause, which were accepted by the Assembly, that now instead require the Department to commission a study in relation to the potential impact of such a sugar-sweetened drinks levy within two years of enactment.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, March 21, 2016

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