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Healthy weight

Support residents to have control and maintain a healthy weight.

We want to support residents to have control over their weight to improve their health and wellbeing. To do this we will work to help make healthy food choices more readily available and the environment around us easier for people to move around more and to lose weight.

Over the next four years we will:

  • Address inequality and empower everyone to be physically active in a way that works for them.
  • Take a whole system approach to address the causes of obesity.

JSNA - Excess Weight in children, young people and adults (2016)

  • Over a fifth of Nottinghamshire children aged 4-5 years old and a third of 10-11 year olds are overweight or obese. Two thirds of the adult population in Nottinghamshire are overweight or obese.
  • Excess weight is a risk factor for many health issues and being obese can reduce life expectancy by 10 years.

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JSNA - Physical Activity (2015)

  • Physical activity can prevent or help manage over 20 chronic conditions including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
  • A quarter of adults in Nottinghamshire self-report being inactive.

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