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Gerard Howlin on raising obesity up the political agenda Gerard Howlin on raising obesity up the political agenda
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We revisit our OPEN meeting in 2019 as @GerardHowlin outlines key considerations when communicating with policy makers about obesity bit.ly/3l1P32h #OPENobesity #obesity
HOME - Your Weight Matters Convention HOME - Your Weight Matters Convention
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Yesterday marked the start of the #YWM2021VIRTUAL convention hosted by our OPEN partner @ObesityAction. Visit: YWMConvention.com to join the convention twitter.com/ObesityAction/…
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@apcoipt @EASOobesity @ECPObesity @EuObesity "Almost half a million students from 5,000 primary schools in Portugal have participated in the 'Fruit Heroes' program since 2011 with very positive results"
@apcoipt @EASOobesity @ECPObesity @EuObesity "Prevention is only one part of the bigger picture and won’t work if it is not combined with effective #treatment for those already living with #obesity"
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@apcoipt @EASOobesity @ECPObesity @EuObesity "Our intention was to create a generalized and not stigmatizing approach as the project would take place inside classrooms and we did not want to focus too much on children living with obesity" - Mario Silva presents @apcoipt's work to help prevent child #obesity in Portugal
@apcoipt @EASOobesity @ECPObesity @EuObesity "Almost half a million students from 5,000 primary schools in Portugal have participated in the 'Fruit Heroes' program since 2011 with very positive results"
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"Portugal declared obesity as a chronic disease in 2004 and stated obesity requires long term strategies for effective management and prevention" - Mario Silva, Executive President of @apcoipt @EASOobesity @ECPObesity @EuObesity
@apcoipt @EASOobesity @ECPObesity @EuObesity "Our intention was to create a generalized and not stigmatizing approach as the project would take place inside classrooms and we did not want to focus too much on children living with obesity" - Mario Silva presents @apcoipt's work to help prevent child #obesity in Portugal
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"Portugal declared obesity as a chronic disease in 2004 and stated obesity requires long term strategies for effective management and prevention" - Mario Silva, Executive President of @apcoipt @EASOobesity @ECPObesity @EuObesity
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@JenniferLynBak3 @EP_Environment @EASOobesity "Must record the right information in the right way and at the right time for data to benefit the individual and society in the fight against obesity in children" - @JenniferLynBak3
@JenniferLynBak3 @EP_Environment @EASOobesity "Big data are an important tool in the fight against obesity in children as they provide insights into the causes, consequences, prevention opportunities and treatment options for obesity in children" - @JenniferLynBak3 @EASOobesity
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"Big data in Europe must have interoperability within and across healthcare systems to bring maximum lifelong benefits to patients" - @JenniferLynBak3 explains at today's @EP_Environment workshop on child obesity. @EASOobesity
@JenniferLynBak3 @EP_Environment @EASOobesity "Must record the right information in the right way and at the right time for data to benefit the individual and society in the fight against obesity in children" - @JenniferLynBak3
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"Big data in Europe must have interoperability within and across healthcare systems to bring maximum lifelong benefits to patients" - @JenniferLynBak3 explains at today's @EP_Environment workshop on child obesity. @EASOobesity

Covid-19 and obesity

During Covid-19, the OPEN global network remains united in our goal to support improved care for people living with obesity. Working with our Global partners and network, we are focused on facilitating the sharing of insights on how people with obesity are being impacted by Covid-19, as well as advocating for people with obesity to be prioritised by health systems now, and in the future.

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References

1World Health Organization. 2018. Obesity and overweight.[Online] Available at: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs311/en/ [Accessed February 2019].

2Yuen, M.M., et al. (n.d.). A systematic review and evaluation of current evidence reveals 236 obesity-associated disorders. Massachusetts General Hospital & George Washington University. [Poster presentation]

3Kelly, T et al. 2008. Global burden of obesity in 2005 and projections to 2030. International Journal of Obesity. 32: 1431-1437

4The GBD 2015 Obesity Collaborators. 2017. Health effects of overweight and obesity in 195 countries over 25 years. The New England Journal of Medicine; 377 (1): 13-27