Obesity

Obesity can have a severe impact on people’s health, increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and heart and liver disease. There is also a significant burden on the NHS – direct costs caused by obesity are now estimated to be £5.1 billion per year. The Government set out its approach to tackling obesity through concerted action across society in its Call to action on obesity.

Obese man being measured

Sugar and calories reduced in soft drinks

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Leading soft drinks brands Lucozade, Ribena and J20 are among the latest brands to sign up to the Responsibility Deal’s calorie reduction pledge as part of the government’s drive to curb … Read more → – Sugar and calories reduced in soft drinks

‘Be Food Smart’ campaign launches

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A new campaign from Change4Life exposing the ‘hidden nasties’ in everyday foods and helping people to be ‘food smart’ launches today. Change4Life have joined forces with a range of food … Read more → – ‘Be Food Smart’ campaign launches

Chief Medical Officer publishes her first annual report

This first of 2 volumes of the Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies’s annual report provides a comprehensive picture of England’s health. It brings together a number of data … Read more → – Chief Medical Officer publishes her first annual report

Responsibility Deal partners publish first annual updates

The first annual updates from Public Health Responsibility Deal partners, who signed up at the launch of the Deal in March last year, have been published. These updates provide the first … Read more → – Responsibility Deal partners publish first annual updates

About the eatwell plate

The eatwell plate is a policy tool that defines the Government’s recommendations on healthy diets. It makes healthy eating easier to understand by giving a visual representation of the types … Read more → – About the eatwell plate

Facts and figures on obesity

This information is aimed at healthcare professionals and others wanting to find out about the government’s policy and work on obesity. If you are looking for advice about losing weight … Read more → – Facts and figures on obesity

Operational guidance for Child Measurement Programme published

National operational guidance published provides advice for commissioners and providers of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). A parental feedback tool and letter templates that can be edited to meet … Read more → – Operational guidance for Child Measurement Programme published