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Childhood obesity

What is pester power and can we tackle it?

Two words strike dread in the heart of every parent who has tried to negotiate a supermarket with children: pester power! Visualise this scene. It regularly plays out in grocery stores around the world:

“Can we get this?”
“No!”
 “Can we get this?”
“No!”
“Can we get this?”
“No, No-No-No, No!...Yes.”

Prof Clare Collins has some of the answers

Beyond the blueprint

Our US charity, the American Institute for Cancer Research, will be having their annual conference on 15-17 May in North Carolina. The theme is Beyond the blueprint and AICR will explore the latest research, highlighting the current challenges and controversies, as well as delving into the future of cancer prevention and survival research.

Register for the conference now »

You are invited!

We would like to invite you to the European Congress on Obesity satellite meeting that we are supporting in collaboration with the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network and the Association of Obesity Scotland Network. It is taking place in Dundee on 27 April and will consider the latest evidence around obesity and cancer.

Book your tickets here »

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