NHS Long Term Plan Webinar Series
A whole systems approach to obesity
13:00 - GMT
National Director with of obesity
Public Health England
Director of Public Health
Hertfordshire County Council
To be Confirmed
Public Health England’s (PHE’s) Whole systems approach to obesity: a guide to support local approaches to promoting a healthy weight is a professional resource that is designed to support local action to address obesity. The guide describes a ‘how to’ process, which can enable local authorities, and their partners, to start creating their own local whole systems approaches to reducing obesity and promoting a healthy weight. It can also support local areas who have already started this journey.
Excess weight is affected by environmental, societal and individual factors. The scale of the problem and its relationship to a number of diseases is well documented and it is a leading cause of ill-health in England. Local authorities are committed to playing their part in addressing the problem.
The guide is intended to enable local areas and their communities to implement the main principles outlined in What Good Healthy Weight for all ages Looks Like. It will support place-based working to create a whole systems approach to preventing obesity. The identification of locally appropriate actions to include in the approach is supported by Promoting healthy weight in children, young people and families: a resource to support local authorities.