Preventing Overweight and Obesity: A Route Map Towards Healthy Weight

On 22 February the Scottish Government launched a long-term obesity strategy, Preventing Overweight and Obesity: A Route Map Towards Healthy Weight.

The Route Map identired four key areas in which action is likely to have the greatest effect – reducing demand for and consumption of excessive amounts of high calorie foods and drinks; increasing opportunities for uptake of walking, cycling and other physical activity; establishing life-long healthy habits in children; and increasing the responsibility of organisations for the health and wellbeing of their employees.

A joint leadership group will be set up to implement the Route Map, and a national event in 2010 will allow stakeholders from all sectors an opportunity to be involved in helping shape actions that come out of the policies identified in the Route Map.

Further information is available from www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2010/02/22095151

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