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June 2021

Seminar – Global surveillance of young people’s physical activity

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United Kingdom

All are invited to the MRC Epidemiology Seminar: Global surveillance of young people’s physical activity Dr Regina Guthold, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent health and Ageing Department, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland. Watch a recording of this seminar and download the slides as a PDF. About this talk This presentation will describe the WHO Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour for children and adolescents aged 5-17 years. Health benefits that can be achieved by young people being sufficiently active will be…

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July 2021

The Broken Plate 2021 – Food Foundation event

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wednesday 7 July, 2pm Register here to be sent a Zoom link for the event. Researchers from CEDAR at the MRC Epidemiology Unit have, for the third year in a row, contributed to the Food Foundation's annual Broken Plate report. Each year the report tracks progress against 10 metrics that illustrate the health of our food system.  These statistics are widely quoted, and make the case for bold action. This year's report demonstrates that the food environment is skewed towards…

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Seminar- Policymaking: why it matters to us, how it works, what to do

July 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Online United Kingdom

All are invited to the MRC Epidemiology Seminar: Policymaking: why it matters to us, how it works, what to do Dolly Theis (MRC Epidemiology Unit), Dr Kelly Parsons (University Of Hertfordshire) & Dame Una O’Brien (Independent advisor and expert on health policy). Watch a recording of this panel discussion online. About this talk Why is it so difficult for UK governments to make progress on tackling obesity and food systems? In this seminar, three experts will present their research and…

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September 2021

Open Cambridge – What does the UK eat? The national diet down through the decades.

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online United Kingdom

Spoonful by spoonful: measuring what we eat through the decades. All are invited to join our dietary assessment experts Angela Mulligan and Dr Toni Steer for an interactive online Open Cambridge event that goes behind the scenes of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey. Free registration: https://mrc-epid.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMofumorzwsHNGgpa6Fn1RNvzg-sh_FhajB Learn about how the Survey has played its part in dietary guidelines and our health, muse on the trends in foods and fads that have come and gone, raise your eyebrows at the…

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