Obesity

Making obesity everybody’s business

A briefing which focuses on the Whole Systems Obesity programme, which will provide local authorities with a different approach to tackling obesity.


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Change4Life

A campaign aiming to tackle the causes of obesity by helping families to 'eat well, move more and live longer'.


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The brief invervention for weight loss trial - study results

Tackling obesity by offering the opportunity to attend a weight loss programme during a routine consultation with a GP is effective, welcomed by patients and takes 30 seconds of physicians’ time.


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Tackling obesity seriously: the time has come

Lancet editorial (April 2018) looking at why obesity has tripled worldwide since 1975.


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Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet - England, 2018

This statistical report presents information on obesity, physical activity and diet, drawn together from a variety of sources.


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Ministers urged to ban fast food outlets from opening near schools

Article (April 2018) on a proposal to ban fast food outlets opening near schools and arguing for MECC training within health services in the fight against childhood obesity. 


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Childhood obesity: a plan for action

The government’s plan for action to significantly reduce childhood obesity by supporting healthier choices, including enabling the health care and wider workforce to ‘make every contact count’.


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Childhood obesity: a plan for action, chapter 2

Part 2 of the government’s plan for action to significantly reduce childhood obesity by supporting healthier choices.


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Why should we discuss weight with children and families?

Blog post concerning how to talk about the issue of weight with children and families.


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