Welcome to the Tackling Obesity Webinar
Tackling obesity remains one of the greatest health challenges facing all ages across the United Kingdom. Around two thirds (63%) are above the recommended healthy weight. One in three children are leaving primary school education overweight or living with obesity.
Obesity prevalence is highest amongst the most deprived groups in society. Children and young people living in lower socio-economic areas are more than twice as likely to be obese than their peers living in more affluent areas sewing the seeds of adult disease and health inequalities in early childhood.
This webinar will seek to provide evidence, guidance and advice to how bold strategies and strong commissioning can be employed to ensure that better health is provided for all. Through the availability of high quality, affordable, sport, activity and movement programmes, we can work to reverse this alarming trend.