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This Research Bulletin is a new initiative of the recently launched special interest group on child health research, under the Children’s Research Network. At a meeting organised at Temple Street Children’s University hospital, a group of members recognised the need to identify, better coordinate, share and disseminate research into children and young people’s health issues. To act on this, the Children’s Research Network facilitated a Group to come together to work on identifying both completed and on-going research, and to identify knowledge gaps. One of the identified areas was childhood obesity, which was therefore chosen as the first topic of a series of thematic research bulletins on different aspects of children’s health.

The new Special Interest Group on Children’s Health is open to all members of the Children’s Research Network. The Group is interested in both academic and practice based research into Children’s Health. To join the Special Interest Group on Childhood Obesity for more information on the Group or the Research Digest, please email us on crn@effectiveservices.org