The Cost of Childhood Overweight and Obesity on the Island of Ireland

Over the past three decades, the prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased markedly in Ireland and worldwide.  While the personal and social costs of this global phenomenon are incalculable, researchers and policy makers in a number of countries have estimated the economic costs of overweight and obesity.  Safefood has commissioned a report on current and projected lifetime costs on the island of Ireland as part of its ongoing work to guide and inform responses to this public health crisis.  The report can be accessed online at: