With the consultation period for the “Scientific consultation: draft SACN Carbohydrates and Health report – June 2014” now open (http://bit.ly/1lYw4BC) and the launch of Public Health England’s discussion paper “Sugar reduction: responding to the challenge.” we thought we’d give a little more food for thought by giving you a second chance to view a blog from earlier this year. Please feel free to comment and join the discussion.
AHP leadership in the fight against obesity
Linda Hindle, Chair of DOM UK [Dietitians in Obesity Management]
The obesity epidemic is a societal problem which will only be solved by simultaneous action at many levels and by a wide range of partners. AHPs are rising to this challenge but we need to do more and faster if we are to tackle this ‘ever-growing’ problem. Not surprisingly, dietitians, with their focus on food, are at the forefront of the fight against the nation’s obesity epidemic. DOM UK is a specialist group of the British Dietetic Association dedicated to supporting health professionals to prevent and treat obesity. Members of DOM UK are leading multi-agency strategies to tackle adult and childhood obesity, providing expert specialist input to bariatric surgery teams, informing national guidance and policies, supporting the provision of clear evidence based information to the public plus a range of local innovative…
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