Dental role in obesity policy
BDA Northern Ireland has welcomed the opportunity to nominate a dental representative to sit on the Obesity Prevention Steering Group for the first time.
BDA NI will join representatives from government departments and leading public health organisations.
The steering group has an important role in developing policy related to obesity prevention. Its current focus is the Framework for Preventing and Addressing Overweight and Obesity in Northern Ireland – A Fitter Future For All.
Grainne Quinn, Chair of BDA NI Salaried Dentists Committee, said: “We welcome this opportunity to input the dental and oral health perspective to inform government policy around obesity prevention. For too long, the connections and relevance between oral health and wider public health have been overlooked.”