This set of infographic slides identifies reasons why it is important for local authorities and others to invest in tackling obesity. The slide set illustrates the facts and figures about obesity, the costs, the benefits of investing and the potential routes to action. An accompanying reference sheet is included.
This report is the fifth in a series of annual reports which use National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) data to examine the changes in children’s body mass index (BMI) that have taken place since 2006/07.
This paper presents recent evidence behind the relationship between obesity, cardiorespiratory fitness and mortality, and briefly explores the main public health implications.