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Framework for Preventing and Addressing Overweight and Obesity in Northern Ireland 2012-2022: A Fitter Future for All (PDF 1MB)

Creator:

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Subject Keywords: Prevalence of overweight and obesity
Set: Obesity
Catalogue: Policy
Policies, Strategies & Action plans
Type: Framework
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

A Framework for Preventing and Addressing Overweight and Obesity in NI 2012-2022

This Framework aims to “empower the population of Northern Ireland to make healthy choices, reduce the risk of overweight and obesity related diseases and improve health and wellbeing, by creating an environment that supports and promotes a physically active lifestyle and a healthy diet”.

In addition, the following overarching targets have been set:

Adults

• To reduce the level of obesity by 4% and overweight and obesity by 3% by 2022.

Children

• A 3% reduction of obesity and 2% reduction of overweight and obesity by 2022
 
The target is in two parts; the proportion that are obese and the proportion that are overweight and obese.

Prevention is typically taken forward through action to address two main areas – improving diet and nutrition, and increasing participation in physical activity. Acknowledging this, two overarching objectives for the Framework have been set: to increase the percentage of people eating a healthy, nutritionally balanced diet; and to increase the percentage of the population meeting the CMO guidelines on physical activity.

Date:

08/02/2013

Rights: © Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Suggested citation:

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety. (2013) Framework for Preventing and Addressing Overweight and Obesity in Northern Ireland 2012-2022: A Fitter Future for All (PDF 1MB) [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/799502 [Accessed: 17th January 2018].

  

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Department of Health (Northern Ireland)
 
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