Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in obesity

ob0001oc2.5 | (1) (2) | UKCO2019

A Social Network Analysis of the #SugarTax debate on Twitter

Bridge Gemma , Flint Stuart , Tench Ralph

Background: Sugar and soft drink taxes have been implemented in over 40 locations globally. This includes the UK's Soft Drink Industry Levy (SDIL) which was implemented on 6th April 2018 to reduce sugar consumption and improve health. Tax implementation is highly debated on social media. This study aimed to explore the stakeholder networks involved in the debate surrounding the SDIL on Twitter.Methods: Social network analysis (SNA) of tweets posted betwe...

ob0001p2 | (1) | UKCO2019

The impact of HENRY on parenting and family lifestyle: An exploratory analysis of the mechanisms for change

Bridge Gemma , Rudolf Mary , Roberts Kim

Background: Childhood obesity is a major public health concern. In the UK, a quarter of children have overweight or obesity at age five years. Children with overweight and obesity are more likely to develop serious health issues such as diabetes later in life. Consequently, there is an urgent need for effective, early obesity prevention and intervention. This study investigated the impact of an eight-week child obesity intervention – HENRY (Health Exercise Nutrition for t...