- 08:30 - 16:00
- Manchester Conference Centre
Obesity has overarching impacts affecting all of society with a disproportionate impact on children and families from the deprived areas. At a personal level obesity can have huge impacts on an individual’s health, wellbeing and quality of life. The resulting cost in pounds (£) is a significant amount out of the public purse. What is PHE’s role in supporting local and national action to reconcile the situation?
Preventing obesity-related ill-health by addressing the influences that lead to excess bodyweight throughout life and supporting policy-making to tackle the social, economic and cultural factors that contribute to obesity and the inequalities in health caused by obesity.
Supporting people to improve their health choices and behaviours can prevent and reduce levels of obesity. Understanding which strategies are effective in promoting behaviour change can be instrumental in developing successful interventions and better outcomes.
This presentation will focus on the imbalance between the effort that is put into kids that are already very sporty compared to those children that are not invested in sports/exercise and are in danger of being overlooked and excluded.
Today nearly a third of children aged 2 to 15 are overweight or obese and younger generations are becoming obese at earlier ages and staying obese for longer. Overweight and obese children usually go on to become obese adults and will be exposed to the adverse consequences. Once established, obesity is notoriously difficult to treat, so prevention and early intervention are very important.
Playing Out began in Bristol in 2009 as a resident-led creative intervention enabling children to play out freely on their own street. In response to interest from across the UK, Playing Out CIC now exists to support the growth of a national grassroots movement for street play.
"Eat Think Change” is a group treatment programme developed by the weight management service and commenced in
2015. It is a new, innovative disordered eating group delivered in conjunction with a specialist dietitian. This group begins to address the treatment gap for patients with an eating disorder related to their obesity.
This presentation will outline data collected in the SportsLinx and Swanlinx projects in Liverpool and Swansea and will share information about changes in fitness and fatness over time. The “back again section” will also focus on Liverpool and Swansea work and will seek to share where interventions have been implemented to try to increase physical activity.
The latest diet and nutrition figures confirm that we still consume far more sugar than is good for us which can lead to weight gain and obesity.
Avoiding weight gain and managing overweight and obesity are critical in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. The development and delivery of evidence based, sustainable and targeted interventions for diabetes prevention is required, so how do we make this happen in challenging financial times? An overview of the work we are doing in NHS Lothian to create extended pathways of weight management bringing together health, social care and third party sectors focusing on local, community based interventions.
Obesity is one of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s priorities for staff wellbeing. Building on previous programmes, the Trust is developing and implementing a range of initiatives that aim to strike a balance between prevention and treatment.
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