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The National Obesity Framework

Authors/ source/ publisher
The All-Party Parliamentary Group
Date added to library 21 February 2016
Year published
2016
Abstract
The topic of weight/obesity has dominated discussions and commandeered headlines sometimes on a daily basis. As a consequence, emphasis on the population’s health has focused upon weight to the extent whereby aesthetic issues (such as size) have become conflated with judgements about health and fitness.  The holistic strategy for the Framework proposed by The All-Party Parliamentary Group, is involving inter-departmental and inter-sector co-operation and collaboration, cascading information and good practices and where required, pooling resources, is designed to help the population to distinguish between what is relevant to health and what represents an unhelpful detour resulting from adverse pressure in society.  The report addresses: Pregnancy, The Early Years, Lifelong Health, The Role of Schools, and The Role of Industry. 
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