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This is the JSNA chapter on adult obesity. Theme chapters summarises implications for commissioning, who is at risk and why, the level of need in the population, service provision and use, unmet needs, what works in terms of evidence, community views and priorities, any related equality impact assessments, unmet service needs/gaps and recommendations for further needs assessment work. 

 

This is the JSNA chapter on childhood obesity. Theme chapters summarises implications for commissioning, who is at risk and why, the level of need in the population, service provision and use, unmet needs, what works in terms of evidence, community views and priorities, any related equality impact assessments, unmet service needs/gaps and recommendations for further needs assessment work. 

This document brings together the international evidence on interventions to help reduce the nation’s sugar consumption, as requested by the Department of Health. It contains options including further regulation of promotions, restrictions on the marketing of high sugar products, the impact of fiscal measures and a voluntary reformulation programme. This is the first time the evidence on the subject has been collated and assessed.

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In-depth analysis of NCMP by Bolton Council Public Health Intelligence Team

Headlines

  • Approximately 1 in 10 Reception children and 1 in 5 Year 6 children in Bolton are classified as very overweight
  • 22.8% of Reception aged children and 34.3% of Year 6 children are either overweight or very overweight
  • The proportion of very overweight children more than doubles between Reception and Year 6
  • Boys in Bolton are more likely to be overweight or very overweight than girls
  • Asian children (especially Asian Indian) in Bolton are more likely to be underweight than the other major ethnic group. This proportion increases 3% from Reception (4.4%) to Year 6 (7.4%)
  • The ethnic profile of the child population in Bolton plays a role in the prevalence of obesity as does the geographical distribution
  • The association between deprivation and childhood obesity prevalence seen nationally is not so clear in Bolton
  • The proportion of underweight children is higher in areas of Bolton that are considered to be more deprived

 

 

This document shows progress against the actions set out in Living Well for Longer: National support for local action which followed a call to action from the Secretary of State.

The report shows that there has been improved prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of the 5 big killers:

  • cancer
  • stroke
  • heart disease
  • lung disease
  • liver disease

It also outlines the next steps for ongoing improvements across the system in reducing premature mortality.

This guideline makes recommendations on behaviours that may help people maintain a healthy weight or prevent excess weight gain. The recommendations support those made in other NICE guidelines about effective interventions and activities to prevent people becoming overweight or obese. This includes interventions and activities in which weight is not the primary outcome, such as those aimed at preventing cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes, improving mental wellbeing or increasing active travel.

Excess weight may increase the risk of coronary heart disease, hypertension, liver disease, osteoarthritis, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers such as breast, colon, endometrial and kidney cancer. People who are overweight or obese may also experience mental health problems, stigmatisation and discrimination because of their weight.

The recommendations aim to:

  • encourage people to make changes in line with existing advice
  • encourage people to develop physical activity and dietary habits that will help them maintain a healthy weight and prevent excess weight gain
  • encourage people to monitor their own weight and associated behaviours
  • promote the clear communication of benefits of maintaining a healthy weight and making gradual changes to physical activity and diet
  • ensure messages are tailored to specific groups
  • ensure activities are integrated with the local strategic approach to obesity.

The guideline covers children (after weaning) and adults. It does not cover the particular needs of women during pregnancy or people who have conditions that increase their risk of being overweight or obese.

The guideline is for practitioners who use related NICE guidance and need advice on behaviours that may help people maintain a healthy weight and prevent excess weight gain.

This includes practitioners who provide information on maintaining a healthy weight or preventing excess weight gain and people who commission, design, implement or evaluate interventions that directly or indirectly help different population groups maintain a healthy weight or prevent excess weight gain. In addition, it may be of interest to members of the public.

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The transfer of public health responsibilities from the NHS to local government and Public Health England (PHE) represents a unique opportunity to set out a local approach to tackling obesity and change the focus from treatment to prevention.

The LGA is calling on government to help people live healthier lives and tackle the harm caused by obesity by reinvesting a fifth of existing VAT raised on sweets and sugary drinks and of the duty raised on alcohol in preventative measures to support an environment and a culture where a balanced and healthy diet is the norm and appropriate physical activity is available to everyone.

- See more at: http://www.local.gov.uk/web/guest/publications/-/journal_content/56/10180/6910577/PUBLICATION#sthash.Abv2oB1i.dpuf

The transfer of public health responsibilities from the NHS to local government and Public Health England (PHE) represents a unique opportunity to set out a local approach to tackling obesity and change the focus from treatment to prevention.

The LGA is calling on government to help people live healthier lives and tackle the harm caused by obesity by reinvesting a fifth of existing VAT raised on sweets and sugary drinks and of the duty raised on alcohol in preventative measures to support an environment and a culture where a balanced and healthy diet is the norm and appropriate physical activity is available to everyone.

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This report (including literature review) evaluated a local implementation of the MEND childhood weight management programme and the effectiveness of providing post-programme support on sustaining improvements made in weight status.

This factsheet compiles up-to-date key information and data about obesity and its determinants in an easily readable format. The data factsheets will be a useful resource for policy makers, practitioners and anyone with an interest in obesity. They will be updated regularly. The latest factsheet can be downloaded by clicking here:Data Factsheet: Child Physical Activity

This factsheet compiles up-to-date key information and data about obesity and its determinants in an easily readable format. The data factsheets will be a useful resource for policy makers, practitioners and anyone with an interest in obesity. They will be updated regularly. The latest factsheet can be downloaded by clicking here: Data Factsheet: Adult Physical Activity

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