Nutrition & public health: useful info

Bailey, Rob & Ross Harper, David (2015) Reviewing interventions for sustainable and healthy diets. Chatham House

Barabasi, Albert-Laszlo, Menichetti, Giulia and Loscalzo, Joseph (2020) The unmapped chemical complexity of our diet. Nature Food, Vol 1, 33-37

Birmingham City Council (2014) Birmingham Childhood Obesity Report 2014

Birmingham Public Health Intelligence (2016) National Child Measurement Programme: Analysis of national and local authority data of children measured in 2015-16 school year

Borys, J-M et al (2011) EPODE approach for childhood obesity prevention: methods, progress and international development

Boseley, Sarah (2014) The shape we’re in: How junk food and diets are shortening our lives. Guardian Books

Centre for Obesity Research, University of Birmingham

Department of Health (2013) Diet and Nutrition Survey of Infants and Young Children 2011

Food and Brand Lab, a not-for-profit research lab at Cornell University

Food and Drink Federation: Information about food labelling (see also NHS below)

Food and Behaviour Research (a registered charity, that among other activities, provides this regularly updated list of research papers)

Food Foundation (2018) Response to Defra’s consultation on ‘Health and Harmony: The future for food, farming and the environment in a green Brexit’

Griffith, Rachel (IFS research project, various dates, various co-authors): Microanalysis of prices, food and nutrition research project publications.

Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) is the national provider for information, data and IT systems for health and social care. (Their publications on public health are listed here.)

House of Commons Health Committee Impact of Physical Activity and Diet on Health (2015)

International Food Policy Research Institute (annual) Global Nutrition Report

Low income diet and nutrition survey (2005): This survey can no longer be downloaded from UK data services or as the data is classified as ‘safeguarded‘. However you can find a webcached version here, and this summary of the key findings in a NatCen, Kings College, UCL document published by HMSO with the permission of the FSA.

Lustig, Robert (2014) Fat chance: The bitter truth about sugar. Fourth Estate.

McCance & Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods 7th Summary Edition (2014). The Food Standards Agency & Public Health England. Published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

note: The Royal Society of Chemistry published this trailer You are what you eat for this 7th edition of McCance & Widdowson — may not seem like it, but it’s fascinating.

Ministry of Health Brazil (2nd edition, 2014) Dietary Guidelines for the Brazilian population

Murray, Christopher et al (2013) UK health performance: findings of the global burden of disease study 2010. The Lancet, Vol 381, Issue 9871, pp997-1020.

National Child Measurement Programme (annual report published)

National Obesity Observatory (annual report published)

NHS: Information about food labelling

Ogden, Jane (2014) The good parenting food guide: Managing what children eat without making food a problem. Wiley Blackwell.

Popkin, Barry (2009) The world is fat: The fads, trends, policies & products that are fattening the human race. Avery Publishing.

Public health England (2017) Spatial planning for health: An evidence resource for planning and designing healthier places

Public Health England/NatCen (2016) Attitudes to obesity: Findings from the 2015 British Social Attitudes Survey

Public Health England (2016) Strategic plan for the next four years: Better outcomes by 2020

Public Health England National Diet and Nutrition Survey (annual)

Public Health England: Health Profile 2013: Birmingham (annual)

Public Health England: Factsheets about obesity and its determinants (updated regularly)

Raubenheimer, David & Spender, Stephen J (2020) Eat like the animals: What nature tells us about healthy eating. William Collins

Royal College of Physicians (2013) Action on obesity: Comprensive care for all

Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) regularly produce reports & position statements; for up-to-date list, see here.

Scottish Government (2014) Supporting healthy choices: A framework for voluntary action

Shaw, Hillary (2012) Food access, diet and health in the UK. An empirical study of BirminghamBritish Food Journal, Vol 114, Issue 4.

Spector, Tim (2020) Spoon-fed: Why almost everything we’ve been told about food is wrong. Jonathan Cape.

WHO: Global Burden of Disease (regular updates published in The Lancet; for a reasonable summary see this Wikipedia entry.)

WHO/Europe: Healthy city checklist

Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity produce regular policy briefs and reports



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