Malnutrition takes different forms, including the epidemic of obesity, according to the International Food Policy Research Institute (ifpri)’s “Ending Malnutrition by 2030” report covering 129 countries. The authors of this Global Nutrition report assert that every $1 (70p) spent on nutrition-related programmes to improve public health can generate $16 (£11.25) worth of benefits.
Mazumdar, T. (2016). Obesity boom ‘fuelling rise in malnutrition’. London: BBC Health News, June 14th 2016.
This relates to:
International Food Policy Research Institute (2016). Global nutrition report 2016. From promise to impact: ending malnutrition by 2030. Washington DC: Independent Expert Group (IEG) / Global Nutrition Report Stakeholder Group, May 27th 2016.
Marking National Diabetes Week (2016)
National Diabetes Week falls between June 12th 2016 – June 18th 2016.
Living with Type-2 Diabetes – Dawn Liburd. [Online]: NHS England, June 14th 2016.
This relates to:
NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP). [Online]: NHS England, 2016.
First 10 sites of Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme ready to make referrals in coming weeks. [Online]: NHS England, June 15th 2016.
Possibly also of interest, from the childhood obesity angle:
Rise in type 2 diabetes in children ‘deeply worrying’. London: BBC Health News, June 15th 2016.
The alleged role of grandparents:
Indulgent grandparents ‘bad for children’s health’. London: BBC Health News, November 15th 2017.
Office cake culture may be fuelling obesity and dental problems:
Gallagher, J. (2016). Office cake culture is ‘danger to health’. London: BBC Health News, June 24th 2016.
Public Health Became the Responsibility of Local Authorities in April 2013
Government cuts to public health funding could hamper local councils’ efforts to tackle obesity.
Public health cuts ‘could hamper anti-obesity effort’. London: BBC Health News, July 18th 2016.
November 2018 Update
Rates of Type 2 Diabetes, in children and young adults under 25 in England and Wales, may now be ten times the prevalence reported earlier, according to Diabetes UK.
Type 2 diabetes affects 7,000 under-25s in England and Wales. London: BBC Health News, November 22nd 2018.
Leeds Tackles Childhood Obesity?
Presentations at the European Congress on Obesity suggest Leeds has reduced the number of children who are extremely overweight:
Has Leeds cracked the obesity problem? London: BBC Health News, May 1st 2019.