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Our children. Their future. Why weight?: Survey series & literature review on childhood obesity

Creator:

Health Service Executive

Subject Keywords: Study of obesity in children
Set: Cardiovascular Health (Draft)
Chronic Conditions
Conditions
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Hypertension
Stroke
Obesity
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

Ireland is in the throes of a global obesity pandemic. Obesity is threatening our children's wellbeing, their development and their future health as adults. Over 155 million school aged children worldwide are now overweight or obese; in developed countries it is estimated that almost 1 in 10 children are either overweight or obese. A national study of obesity in school aged children will shortly be launched which will define the exact prevalence in this country. With an obesogenic environment that is fuelling the issue, the crisis requires tackling on multiple fronts. The Department of Public Health, Health Service Executive - Southern Area has recently completed a series of studies and a literature review on the topic of childhood obesity. This compilation should serve to inform current debate and direction on the issue in a timely and practical way. In particular, the report's findings are directed to the National Task Force on Obesity as it considers future strategies to address our nation's obesity crisis. The key results of this local series of studies are summarised.

Date:

01/01/2005

Rights: © Health Service Executive
Suggested citation:

Health Service Executive. (2005) Our children. Their future. Why weight?: Survey series & literature review on childhood obesity [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/3936 [Accessed: 24th November 2017].

  

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