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Fast food outlets by local authority

People generally have easy access to cheap, highly palatable and energy-dense food frequently lacking in nutritional value, such as fast food.

Data on density of fast food outlets by local authority are presented here in a map, along with a chart displaying the relationship between density of fast food outlets and area deprivation.

Published October 2016

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Changes in children’s body mass index between 2006/7 and 2014/15

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 2006/7. 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 to determine whether existing health inequalities are widening or becoming smaller.

Obesity prevalence shows a downward trend in Reception boys and girls. The trends in obesity in Year 6 boys and girls continue to show year-on-year increases but the rates of increase are slowing. In both Reception and Year 6 inequalities in obesity are widening between the most deprived and least deprived children and also between white British and most other ethnic groups.

Published: October 2016

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Updated Weight Management Economic Assessment Tool

This tool is designed to help public health professionals make an economic assessment of existing or planned weight management interventions. Commissioners can use it to compare the costs of an intervention with potential cost savings.

The tool has been developed by Public Health England in conjunction with a panel of experts.

Published: July 2016

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NCMP guidance for data sharing and analysis

The 2014/15 NCMP guidance for data sharing and analysis provides information on further analyses that may be undertaken on the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) datasets in order to: produce a regional or local overview of the data; obtain a better understanding of the epidemiology of child obesity and overweight within an area; feedback useful information to school nursing teams, schools, or other partners, ensuring confidentiality of the data; help improve future participation and data quality in the NCMP. Further analysis of the NCMP dataset is optional. This guidance is designed to support those local authorities and other organisations that wish to undertake additional investigation of the data.

Published June 2016

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Changes in children’s body mass index between 2006/07 and 2013/14: NCMP

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 to determine whether existing health inequalities are widening or becoming smaller.

Published October 2015

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Introductory guide to the evaluation of weight management, physical activity and dietary interventions

This guide provides an introduction to the evaluation of public health programmes and interventions. It is primarily written for practitioners interested in the evaluation of weight management, physical activity and dietary programmes. However it contains many general principles that may be applied to other public health areas. It will be a useful first step for anyone new to the topic of evaluation or those wishing to refresh their knowledge of evaluation approaches.

Published June 2015

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Making the case for tackling obesity - why invest?

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

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