OBESITY in the UK is a common problem as it's estimated to effect every four adults and a fifth of ten to 11 year olds with a third of children aged 2 to 15 overweight or obese. With that in mind, we ask - just how bad is the UK's obesity crisis? Obesity a common problem in the UK that's estimated to affect around one in every four adults What is the UK obesity crisis? The term "obese" describes a person who's very overweight, with a lot of body fat. It's a common problem in the UK that's estimated to affect around one in every four adults. In 2016 according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development nearly 27 per cent of adults in the United Kingdom were obese, the highest proportion in Western Europe and a 92 per cent increase since 1996. It's claimed that by 2030, half of the UK could be obese if the trends continue. How bad is childhood obesity in the UK? According to the Government, younger generations are becoming obese at earlier ages and … [Read more...] about What is the obesity crisis, how bad is the UK’s rate of childhood obesity and what’s the definition of clinical obesity?
JAMIE Oliver has been on a mission to tackle childhood obesity with his quick, easy and healthy recipes. Today it was announced that he is the new face of Tesco. Here is everything you need to know about the TV chef and his family... Who is Jamie Oliver? Jamie Oliver, 43, is a celebrity chef and restaurateur from Clavering, Essex. He left school at 16 to go and study at Westminster Catering College and later worked at the River Cafe in London. In 1997 he featured in a documentary about the restaurant and as a result was given his own show The Naked Chef which ran for three series. Jamie's profile grew and he launched his own recipe magazine, cooked at 10 Downing Street and became the face of Sainsbury's. His innovative show Jamie's Kitchen was launched in 2002 and followed 15 disadvantaged youngsters as Jamie attempted to train them as chefs for his restaurant Fifteen. In 2003 Jamie was awarded an MBE for his services to the hospitality industry. What's Jamie Oliver's childhood … [Read more...] about What is Jamie Oliver’s net worth, when did he and wife Jools get married and what is the celebrity chef’s childhood obesity campaign?
Education about balanced diets brings tangible results according to the vending machines lobby, while parental organisations say lawmakers should insist on good habits to tackle childhood obesity, rather than regulation. “Parents and parents’ organisations have long demanded to tackle childhood obesity in a totally different way, by collaboration and support rather than regulation,” Eszter Salamon, director at Parents International, told EURACTIV. “It is clear from the example of a number of countries like the United Kingdom, Hungary, and Malta, in which regulations for school meals and drinks available on school premises do far more harm than good,” she emphasised. According to the 2014 European Health Interview Survey (EHIS), which takes place every five years, Malta, Ireland, Iceland, United Kingdom, and Hungary account for more than 5% on average of obese youngsters from 15 to 19 years old in 2014, while the EU average is 3.1%. In July, another study … [Read more...] about Childhood obesity: Food education more important than regulation, parents say
Wakefield’s child obesity problem was so serious that it put the district among the worst in the country. In 2010 a third of children aged four to five were classified as overweight, which was worse than the national average.To respond to the crisis the council and NHS attacked the root of the problem to prevent children becoming overweight with a concerted effort to get them moving before the problem could take hold.Pontefract murder trial date is setAnd now, eight years on, that percentage has dropped to a quarter, which is in line with the rest of the country.Eastmoor, Airedale, and the villages of Kinsley and Fitzwilliam were the areas chosen for the new approach as the council and Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) jointly invested £2.5m. It included road shows, getting people to pledge to make a healthy change, such as reducing consumption of sugary drinks and eating more vegetables, making improvements to play areas, arranging cookery classes and employing … [Read more...] about How Wakefield tackled childhood obesity and won
For its critics, it promotes dangerous body standards to an impressionable audience. For fans, it celebrates the simple pleasure of beautiful people frolicking by a sunny pool. For ITV, Love Island may serve something of a higher purpose, as a controller suggested the "aspirational” show could in fact help combat the looming obesity crisis. Paul Mortimer, controller of digital channels at ITV, said programme-makers “make no excuses” about having a cast of good-looking contestants for the show, saying they tried to show them working hard for their figures. "There's also another conversation going on about childhood obesity," he said. "If you want to look like the guys on Love Island you have to work out." The show has been heavily criticised by some, who fear it promotes an unrealistic body images for both men and women, and condemned the broadcast of adverts for cosmetic surgery in its breaks. It also faced a backlash this year over a lack of diversity … [Read more...] about Love Island’s ‘aspirational’ cast could help tackle childhood obesity crisis, boss says