Published: 03/06/2004, Volume II4, No. 5908 Page 18

1 The long-awaited health select committee report on obesity criticised recent ministerial complacency and puts forward a number of recommendations, including a voluntary withdrawal of junk-food advertising aimed at children.The site has the report and detailed evidence.

www. publications. parliament. uk/pa/cm20030 4/cmselect/cmhealth/23/23. pdf

2 A recent 'review of reviews'document from the Health Development Agency summarises the effectiveness of public health interventions in increasing physical activity among adults.

www. hda. nhs. uk/documents/physicalactivity_ ebsummary. pdf

3 Last week the World Health Organisation agreed a 'global strategy' on diet, physical activity and health, responding to the fact that 300 million people around the world are clinically obese. It combines clinical, fiscal and health promotion efforts.

www. who. int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/WHA57/A5 7_9-en. pdf

4 Infant Feeding and Nutrition and Primary Care is a new book by a trio of specialist clinicians and has sections on breast feeding, weaning and formula feeding, obesity and multicultural diets.

www. radcliffe-oxford. com

5 The Department of Health's Choosing Health consultation has produced a series of briefing papers, including one on tackling obesity.

www. dh. gov. uk/assetRoot/04/07/60/80/04076 080. pdf

Send details of books, reports and other new information resources to nick. edwards@emap. com