Childhood obesity - What happened over the summer?
Pokémon Go- "Pandemic or Prescription?"
Wherever you spent your summer you may have encountered some virtual monster hunters...or tried it out yourself. Either way you probably pondered over its role in getting kids to exercise and even reducing obesity rates. The Johns Hopkins Pokémon Prepardeness Team, which includes upcoming Uppsala Health Summit speaker Professor Bruce Y. Lee,
gave the public health perspective in an article for Global health NOW
on the augmented-reality game with worldwide popularity. At Uppsala Health Summit 2016, in a workshop dedicated to how to empower individuals towards healthy behaviors
the potential of supportive technology will be discussed.
Malnutrition - The new normal
In June, the Global Nutrition Report 2016
was launched simultaneously at venues around the world. The reports co-chair, professor Corinna Hawkes,
who is joining us at Uppsala Health Summit, presented the report at the Stockholm EAT forum.
That malnutrition is "becoming the "new normal"" made big headlines as the report points to rising rates of obesity across the world. Overnutrition coexist with persistent undernutrition in many poorer countries, across the society and in individuals over the life course. We will hear more about this double burden of malnutrition from Dr. Hawkes at our meeting.
Falling short on commitments...
, published in the World Health Organization (WHO) Bulletin in July, reviewed the progress by countries and the top 22 global food companies on enacting the 2010 WHO recommendations on restricting unhealthy food and beverage marketing to children
. It found that that progress in general was very "slow and patchy"
. Co-author Professor Boyd Swinburn
, of the University of Auckland, will be at Uppsala Health Summit and tell us more.