Perspective Pieces Report: Promoting healthy weight across all policy areas

Perspective Pieces Report: Promoting healthy weight across all policy areas

The new Perspective Pieces Report has been developed to contribute to the wider work undertaken by Food Active on whole systems approaches to addressing overweight and obesity.

The report gathers evidence from seven local authority departments (outside of Public Health, such as early years, catering, forward planning and business development) and other public sector organisations (involved with local transport, activity, sports and regeneration) to highlight good practices in tackling overweight and obesity. Perspective Pieces aims to share good practice relating to the promotion of healthy weight from different stakeholders and highlight the need for all policy areas to address healthy weight.

This is the first Perspective Pieces Report and it builds on the theme of our annual conference held last year ‘Healthy Weight in all Policies’ and the successful implementation of the Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight by seven authorities in the North West of England, helping local government develop, implement and enforce policies that promote healthy weight.

Perspective Pieces: Read and download the report here

 

 


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