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The importance of using a whole systems approach to obesity

The importance of using a whole systems approach to obesity

In the last of our blogs to mark National Obesity Awareness Week, Dr Duncan Radley, Matt Butler and Joanna Saunders from Leeds Beckett University discuss why we need to use a whole systems approach to tackle obesity.

Obesogenic Environments: Does Proximity Matter?

Obesogenic Environments: Does Proximity Matter?

In the fourth of our blogs to mark National Obesity Awareness Week, Dr Claire Griffiths, Adele Morrin and Alex Christensen from Leeds Beckett University discuss whether proximity matters when it comes to tackling obesity.

Public health policy and campaigns; health promotion, without the stigma

Public health policy and campaigns; health promotion, without the stigma

In the third of our blogs to mark National Obesity Awareness Week, Dr Stuart Flint, Rebecca Smith and Maddie Sweetman from Leeds Beckett University discuss eliminating weight stigma and discrimination in health promotion campaigns.

Lack of funding for weight management services

Lack of funding for weight management services

In the second of our blogs to mark National Obesity Awareness Week, James Nobles and Professor Paul Gately from Leeds Beckett University and Carol Weir from MoreLife discuss the lack of funding for weight management services

Importance of healthy nutrition in early childhood obesity prevention

Importance of healthy nutrition in early childhood obesity prevention

In the first of our blogs to mark National Obesity Awareness Week, Professor Pinki Sahota and Dr Sara Ahern from Leeds Beckett University discuss the importance of healthy nutrition in childhood and how early adoption of good habits can set children up for life.

Poor retention = restless, agitated students: Discuss.

Poor retention = restless, agitated students: Discuss.

In today’s Beckett Trends post, Professor Jim McKenna, Professor of Sport at Carnegie School of Sport, looks at addiction and how it applies to our daily lives.

Time to stop weight stigma in UK national newspapers

Time to stop weight stigma in UK national newspapers

In this blog post, Dr Stuart Flint, Senior Research Fellow in the Carnegie School Of Sport, reflects on the dangers of weight stigma by UK national newspapers.

The contribution of green spaces to health and wellbeing

The contribution of green spaces to health and wellbeing

In this blog post Jenny Woodward, Research Fellow, Centre for Health Promotion Research and Dr Eric Brymer, Reader in the Carnegie School of Sport, reflect on a recent conference which discussed the contribution of green spaces to health and wellbeing.

National Writing Day: mapping the region’s stories

National Writing Day: mapping the region’s stories

In this blog post Dr Rachel Connor, Course Director in the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities reflects on a recent event held at Leeds Beckett to celebrate National Writing Day.

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