Turning the Tide: A 10-year Healthy Weight Strategy

Over the last 30 years levels of obesity have increased significantly across the UK. Piecemeal efforts by governments to turn this tide have, been largely unsuccessful. However the right strategy – one that takes a system-wide approach across everywhere we live, learn, work and play – will enable everyone to move towards attaining, sustaining and enjoying improved wellbeing and a healthy weight, regardless of age, ethnicity and background.

Our 10-year healthy weight strategy sets out a long-term agenda of evidence-informed policies with 30 recommendations, covering food and drink marketing, early years and treatment as well as the infrastructure needed to ensure policies are robustly implemented and evaluated.


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Expert working group

The strategy was developed with the oversight of an expert working group of leading clinicians, academic and policy specialists, chaired by Professor Dame Anne Johnson. 

A full list of the working group and register of interests is available here.