Tackling the rising epidemic – British Meat Nutrition Education Service launches new weight management training resource

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 August 2004

Citation

(2004), "Tackling the rising epidemic – British Meat Nutrition Education Service launches new weight management training resource", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 34 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/nfs.2004.01734dab.007

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Tackling the rising epidemic – British Meat Nutrition Education Service launches new weight management training resource

With the prevalence of obesity escalating rapidly, and the vast list of co-morbidities associated with it, weight management is certainly an area that we are all addressing. To assist practitioners and those involved in training, the British Meat Nutrition Education Service (BMNES) has launched a second training resource module “weight management”, on its Web site, www.meatandhealth.com

The resource, together with module one “general nutrition and health”, is available online for healthcare professionals and students, for use as part of training and education programmes. The content is easy to navigate and offers downloadable PDF’s. It begins by explaining the prevalence, cost to the NHS, and consequences of obesity and continues by outlining at-risk groups. Causes, possible treatment strategies and dietary options are also included, whilst not forgetting the importance of physical activity, drugs and surgery, when necessary.

This educational tool has been written by Dympna Pearson, SRD, Board Member of the National Obesity Forum (NOF) and current Chair of Dietitians working in Obesity Management UK (DOM UK). Commenting on the resource, Dympna Pearson said: “Obesity is a serious disease with multi-factorial causes and important health implications. With one in two people in the UK being overweight, and one in five being obese, weight management is an area that we all need to be involved in”.

The resource complements a series of nutritional information guides available for healthcare professionals to use when giving dietary advice to their patients. To access the weight management resource, visit www.meatandhealth.com and click on the training icon.