Psychological perspectives on obesity: addressing policy, practice and research priorities – British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society report calling for government to ensure every initiative aimed at promoting a healthy weight is informed by psychological evidence. It says weight management services are best delivered by multidisciplinary teams that include psychologists. All health professionals working

Reduction and reformulation programme: Table of stakeholder engagement March 2019 to July 2019 – Public Health England

Information on stakeholder engagement conducted by PHE as part of the food and drink reformulation programme. PHE is committed to transparently providing information on stakeholder engagement during the food and drink reformulation programme. The food and drink reformulation programme contributes

Sugar reduction: progress between 2015 and 2018 – Public Health England

This report includes a detailed assessment of progress by the food industry, between 2015 and 2018, towards meeting the 20% reduction ambition by 2020 for the sugar reduction programme. It assesses progress: in reducing sugar and calories, in product categories

Saturated fats and health: SACN report – Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) report on saturated fats and health.  This report considers the relationship between saturated fats, health outcomes and risk factors for non-communicable diseases in the general UK population.

Health on the shelf – Royal Society for Public Health

Royal Society for Public Health report that explores the public’s perception of supermarkets and the marketing strategies retailers use to boost sales. It also showcases how supermarkets can be health promoting spaces, and nudge customers to make healthier choices.

Whole systems approach to obesity programme: Learning from co-producing and testing the guide and resources – Public Health England

This guidance is intended for local authorities and partners, including the NHS, local businesses and the community and voluntary sector.  The guide covers: the role of local authorities the benefits of taking a whole systems approach the 6-phase process –

Whole systems approach to obesity: a guide to support local approaches to promoting a healthy weight – Public Health England

This guidance is intended for local authorities and partners, including the NHS, local businesses and the community and voluntary sector.  The guide covers: the role of local authorities the benefits of taking a whole systems approach the 6-phase process –

Our future in the land – Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

Food, Farming and Countryside Commission report that argues that action must be taken in the next ten years, to stop ecosystems collapse, to recover and regenerate nature and to restore people’s health and wellbeing. It looks at the costs of

National Child Measurement Programme: Operational guidance 2019 – Public Health England

The National child measurement programme (NCMP) is part of the government’s commitment to dealing with the public health challenge of excess weight. The NCMP Operational guidance 2018 has been revised and chapter 3 has been updated. this document provides guidance

What a difference a place makes: the growing impact of health and wellbeing boards – Local Government Association

Local Government Association report that highlights how health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) are making a real difference through a wide range of initiatives, including reducing hospital admissions and time spent in hospital, reducing demand for GP appointments, helping thousands of

Moving Matters: Interventions to increase physical activity – National Institute for Health Research

We need to know more about what works in getting people active and sustaining this, particularly for those who are least active now. This review focuses on National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-funded research evaluating interventions to increase physical activity

RCPCH prevention vision for child health – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Strategy paper from the RCPCH sets out their proposals for how to transform the health and wellbeing of children and young people in the UK, In advance of the Department of Health and Social Care’s prevention green paper. It states

Improving the public’s health: Local government delivers – Local Government Association

Local Government Association report that finds: Data from Public Health England’s spend and outcome tool (SPOT) demonstrates that a number of key health outcomes have improved since responsibility for public health transferred to local authorities, despite the spend in several

Trends In Life Expectancy In EU And Other OECD Countries: Why are improvements slowing? – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

This paper reports on trends in life expectancy in the 28 EU countries and some other high-income OECD countries, and examines potential explanations for the slowdown in improvements in recent years. The slowdown in improvements in life expectancy since 2011

State of Child Health England: Two Years On – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Report that congratulates the Government on its commitment to child health, commending them on bold pledges in areas such as obesity, mental health and the integration of children’s health services. The scorecard, which describes progress against a series of recommendations

International comparisons of health and wellbeing in adolescence and early adulthood – Nuffield Trust and Association for Young People’s Health

Report that finds young people in the UK are making healthier life choices for themselves than before, but are more likely to die from asthma or have a poor quality of life from long-term conditions compared to counterparts in other

Childhood obesity: a plan for action: A consideration of interactions between modelled policies – Department of Health and Social Care

This paper considers four of the proposed regulatory policies that are being targeted at the population in the retail and out-of-home environment, aiming to influence consumer behaviour. It looks at the possible interactions between these proposed policies with three Chapter 1

Promoting healthy weight in children, young people and families: resource to support local authorities – Public Health England

This resource is made up of briefings and practice examples to promote healthy weight for children, young people and families as part of a whole systems approach. It supports: local authorities Clinical Commissioning Groups other NHS partners and non-government agencies

Evaluating implementation of the WHO set of recommendations on the marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages to children. Progress, challenges and guidance for next steps in the WHO European Region – World Health Organization

A growing body of independent monitoring and research indicates that existing policies and regulations are markedly insufficient to address the continuing challenges in this field. Policies and regulations tend to use narrow definitions and criteria (they frequently apply to pre-digital