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Press Releases and Statements

30th April 2018

Tackling obesity: What the UK can learn from other countries

Thinktank 2020health has today published a new report ‘Tackling Obesity: What the UK can learn from other countries’ which explores a number of programmes and policy measures being implemented globally to tackle childhood obesity.

The latest report builds on two previous reports published by 2020health on the topic of obesity.

The first report, Careless Eating Costs Lives focused on a range of solutions, many of which were connected to diet.  The second report, Fat Chance? Exploring the evidence on who becomes obese, examined 16 data-sets to determine ‘who’ is obese in the UK and what are the determining correlates linked to rising levels of obesity.

All three reports have been funded by unrestricted educational grants from AB Sugar and the views expressed within these reports do not necessarily reflect those of AB Sugar.

4th November 2015

Fat Chance? Exploring the evidence on who becomes obese – press release (20kb, pdf)

Fat Chance? Exploring the evidence on who becomes obese – full report (720kb, pdf) 

A year on since their last report Careless Eating Costs Lives, 2020health has released a new study examining the wealth of current knowledge and data on obesity. The study seeks to address one crucial question: ‘Who exactly is becoming obese?’

The study looked at 16 data-sets to determine ‘who’ is obese in the UK, and what are the key correlates linked to rising levels of obesity. Julia Manning, Chief Executive, 2020health believes the report confirms the incredibly complex nature of the challenge that we face to improve the health of the nation.

13th October 2014

Careless eating costs lives – press release (20kb, pdf)

Careless eating costs lives – full report (720kb, pdf)

Nothing less than a cross-sector 5-10 year strategy is required to tackle the obesity crisis, according to a new report by 2020health.

Click the links below to read a selection of media coverage the 2020health report has received to-date.

17th September 2014

Making Sense of Sugar Campaign Launched By AB Sugar (496kb, pdf)

As the obesity debate continues to capture the nation’s attention, a new campaign launches today, Making Sense of Sugar, to help inform and educate people about sugar, the role it can play as part of a healthy balanced diet, and to help people to make better informed choices about what they consume.