Building a case for action The environment in which we move, work, learn, play, and eat determines our potential to achieve good health. Concrete jungles, food desserts, roads which resemble car parking lots, overpowering air and noise pollution, obesogenic environments, and isolation among density are not uncommon features of urban living – all of which … Continue reading Cities will determine the health and wellbeing of populations in the 21st century: Threat or opportunity?
Media Monthly: What a vegan mockumentary can teach us about public health
Welcome to 2067, a meat-free futuristic utopia where veganism is the new norm. Picture-perfect, healthful, happy youths cannot come to terms with the gruesome fact that their ancestors consumed meat – whilst remorseful elders attend intensive therapy to help swallow their un-camembert-able past. And so begins the journey to understand how the world was, and where … Continue reading Media Monthly: What a vegan mockumentary can teach us about public health
Changing 5-a-day to 10-a-day would be bananas
Last week, the UK news was flooded with the message that we should be eating 10 portions of fruit and veg a day, not 5. If we all ate 10 portions of fruit and vegetables, 7.8 million premature deaths a year worldwide would be avoided, the media reported. As a DPhil student in public health, … Continue reading Changing 5-a-day to 10-a-day would be bananas