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Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives
A Cross Government Strategy for England

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    Department of Health
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    23 January 2008
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    Allied health professionals, Care services, Chairs, Chief executives, Directors, Doctors and consultants, Health and social care professionals, Nurses/midwives/health visitors, Parents, Patients/service users, Public, Public health, Voluntary sector
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This cross-government strategy is the first step in a sustained programme to support people to maintain a healthy weight. It will be followed by a public annual report that assesses progress, looks at the latest evidence and trends, and makes recommendations for further action.

Our ambition is to be the first major nation to reverse the rising tide of obesity and overweight in the population by ensuring that everyone is able to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Our initial focus will be on children: by 2020, we aim to reduce the proportion of overweight and obese children to 2000 levels.

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