Listed below are UK reports relating to obesity which may be of interest.
In a PMQ response by Jane Ellison MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health), she states that the COS will be launched in the summer.
Unhealthy diets are a common and costly source of poor health and premature death in the UK, but opportunities to improve the situation are numerous. This POSTnote reviews current diets and barriers to healthier food including price, marketing, skills and location. It then outlines current initiatives to improve diets, including education, planning, labelling, procurement, reformulation, resizing and financial measures.
The Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, has published her annual report, which this year focuses on the health of women and highlights the impact of obesity on females across the UK. The report highlights obesity as one of the biggest risks to women’s health, affecting all aspects of a woman’s life from birth, family planning, pregnancy and right through to menopause and later life.
This report on the provision of tier 2 and tier 3 weight management services, provides an overview of the weight management services available for children and young people across the country.
This report details a review of the evidence on interventions to help the nation reduce their sugar consumption.
This report is the sixth in a series of annual reports which use National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) data to examine changes in children’s body mass index (BMI) that have taken place since 2006/07. It explores trends in obesity, overweight, excess weight and underweight prevalence, as well as changes in mean BMI over time. Trends within different socioeconomic and ethnic groups are also examined. This new report shows that obesity is stabilising in Reception girls (aged 4–5) and there is a downward trend in obesity in Reception boys. In Year 6 however, there is a significant upward trend in obesity among both boys and girls with the highest average increase per year in girls of this age. It also shows that in both Reception and Year 6 (aged 10–11) inequalities in obesity are widening between the most deprived and least deprived children and also between white British and other ethnic groups. This report is available to download from the PHE obesity website. You can also follow Public Health England on Twitter @PHE_obesity, @PHE_uk.
A report, published by the British Medical Association (BMA), which looks at the impact of poor diet on the nation’s health and specifically the impact that the availability, marketing and affordability of unhealthy foods has on children and young people in the UK.
Foresight Report 2007: Reducing Obesity: Future Choices