Tackling obesity and helping people achieve or maintain a healthier weight is complex. Most of the adult population in England is living with overweight or obesity and whilst the majority of the younger generation remain a healthy weight, it is not the case for every child, and particularly so for those living in our more deprived areas. We all have a responsibility to act now to support these families and children and to create local environments and places to promote a healthier weight.
This guide and set of resources can be used to support the implementation of a whole systems approach to obesity.
It is intended for local authorities and partners, including the NHS, local businesses and the community and voluntary sector.
The guide covers:
- the role of local authorities
- the benefits of taking a whole systems approach
- the 6-phase process - each phase provides practical support