All-island Obesity Action Forum

Established in December 2008 to support the implementation of obesity policies in both Northern Ireland (NI) and Republic of Ireland (ROI), the Forum brings together a wide range of stakeholders from over 31 different organisations. Members come from both the areas of food and physical activity. By facilitating the exchange of best practice and by promoting networking and collaboration, the Forum provides an ideal platform for partnership and cohesive working on the island of Ireland.


The All-island Obesity Action Forum launched its e-bulletin the All-island Obesity News in April 2009. It aims to support the work of the Forum by promoting the sharing of information and exchange of best practice. The monthly e-bulletin highlights obesity-related events, news, reports and research.

Current edition: May 2018

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If you wish to contribute any information or subscribe to this e-bulletin please email us at or sign up below.

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As part of its work, the Forum holds bi-annual workshops. The most recent workshop was held on 14 November 2017 in Dublin and focused on the school as a setting for promoting a healthy lifestyle in children. Presentations from the workshop are now available online.

The next workshop entitled 'Nudge, nudge - making the healthier choice the easier choice' will take place on the 12th of June 2018 in Belfast. Registration is now open for the event. More information can be found on our events page.

Read more about future and past events in our events section or email us for further information at

Minutes of the Forum meetings

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Relevant publications

Republic of Ireland

Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom

Island of Ireland

Useful links

For further details on the Forum contact the Secretariat at or telephone 00353 (0)21 2304137.