Cautious optimism as Irish childhood obesity rates plateau

Cautious optimism as Irish childhood obesity rates plateau

  • 16 Oct 2014

Janas Harrington is a lecturer at University College Cork with an interest nutritional epidemiology and public health nutrition and Eimear Keane is a PhD student at the department of epidemiology and public health at University College Cork with a focus on trends and determinants of  childhood obesity.

Both are co-authors on a research article published in BMC Public Health that has found that although childhood obesity rates remain high in Ireland, there is evidence that they have stabilised and may be beginning to fall. In this guest post, they tell us more about their findings.

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The First Online Masters in Public Health

The First Online Masters in Public Health

  • 20 Sep 2014

Thursday 18 September 2014 - An Online Masters in Public Health was officially launched today at Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College of Medicine and Health, UCC.

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Cork Children’s Lifestyle Study: Clear lifestyle differences between normal weight and overweight/obese children

Cork Children’s Lifestyle Study: Clear lifestyle differences between normal weight and overweight/obese children

  • 06 Mar 2014

Results from the Cork Children’s Lifestyle Study (CCLaS) which investigated the wellbeing, diet and exercise levels of Cork children between April 2012 and June 2013 have been released on Wednesday 5th March 2014.  The study received strong support from children, parents and schools in Cork.  Over one thousand children (1075) from 3rd and 4th classes from 27 primary schools in Cork city and Mitchelstown were recruited. 

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Launch of EPINews

Launch of EPINews

  • 18 Feb 2014

Welcome to the first issue of EPINews which is the newsletter of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. 

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