Professor Kevin Balanda presents the main conclusions of Work Package 4 of the EU Joint Action on Physical Activity and Nutrition (JANPA) at the General Assembly of the conference, in Paris on 23 November 2017.
The overall aim of the project is to contribute to halting the rise of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents by 2020. JANPA stands for “Joint Action on Nutrition and Physical Activity”.
New study reveals total lifetime cost of childhood overweight and obesity on the island estimated at €7.2billion euros
A new study on overweight and obesity on the island of Ireland has estimated the total lifetime cost to be €7.2billion euros (€4.6 billion in the Republic Of Ireland; £2.1 billion in Northern Ireland). IPH Director of Research and Information, Professor Kevin Balanda was a research partner on this Safefood funded research into the study, led by University College Cork (UCC) and involving other leading academic institutions and multidisciplinary research on the island. The study also found that 21% of total costs in the Republic of Ireland represented direct healthcare costs i.e.