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About the forum

Supporting the implementation of obesity policies on the island of Ireland.

The All-island Obesity Action Forum is a community of professionals who have a common interest in obesity prevention and treatment.

The forum provides a platform for partnership and cohesive working on the island of Ireland by promoting networking, collaboration and exchange of best practice. Members have access to biannual all-island events and a monthly newsletter.


All-island Obesity News shares the latest research and best practice on obesity. Newsletter subscribers are the first to be notified of our biannual events.

If you are a researcher and would like to feature your research in our newsletter, please contact us at [email protected].

Sign up for the All-island Obesity Action Forum newsletter


The Forum also holds bi-annual events in June and November.

The latest event discussed obesity prevention in early childhood and the initiatives taking place to promote healthy eating and active living in young children. Watch the recording of the event.

The next event will take place on 21 November, 2023.

All-island Obesity Action Closed Forum

A closed forum made up of senior representatives from government departments and agencies, public health, academia, medical and clinical areas, voluntary community sector and industry. Members of the closed forum meet regularly to share experiences, collaborate and support the implementation of obesity policies.

The following organisations are represented on the Forum:

Minutes of the forum meetings

November 2022

For previous minutes please email [email protected]

For further details on the forum contact the Secretariat at [email protected] or telephone 00353 (0)21 2304100.

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