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Obesity prevalence

Adults, 2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6704
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2018. https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2018/health-survey-for-england-2018-data-tables (last accessed 03.012.19)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6530
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 (last accessed 4.12.18)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6566
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2016. Available at: https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30169 (last accessed 13 December 2017)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6836
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2015. Available at: http://content.digital.nhs.uk/searchcatalogue?productid=23711&returnid=1685 (last accessed 14th December 2016)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2014

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6943
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2014 http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB19297 (last accessed 16th December 2015)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:7451
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2013
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2012

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6970
Area covered:National
References:Health survey for England 2012 http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB13219
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2011

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:7008
Area covered:National (ENGLAND)
References:Health Survey for England 2011 (http://www.ic.nhs.uk/searchcatalogue?productid=10152&returnid=1685 last accessed 7th January 2013)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2010

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6987
Area covered:National (England)
References:Health Survey for England 2010
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2009

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:4100
Area covered:England - National
References:Health Survey for England 2009
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2008

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:12835
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2008.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2007

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:5991
Area covered:National
References:Craig R and Shelton N. (2008). Health Survey for England 2007. Healthy Lifestyles: Knowledge, attitudes and Behaviour. Volume 1. The NHS Information Centre, Leeds.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2006

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:12088
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2006.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2005

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6328
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2005.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2004

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:5584
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2004.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2003

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:13089
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2003.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2002

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6478
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2002.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2001

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:13681
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2001.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2000

Survey type:Measured
Age:20-84
Sample size:6963
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2000.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1999

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6903
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 1999.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1998

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:14330
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 1998.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1997

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:7939
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 1997.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1996

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:15061
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 1996.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1995

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:14436
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 1995.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1994

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:14679
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 1994.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1993

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:15284
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 1993.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1981

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Area covered:National
References:Royal College of Physicians (1983). Obesity. Reprinted from the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London Vol 17 (No 1) January 1983
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:2671
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2018
Notes:Not International IOTF Cut off. Overweight was defined as at or above the 85th but below the 95th UK National BMI percentile Obesity was defined as at or above the 95th UK National BMI percentile
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:2581
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 (last accessed 4.12.18)
Notes:Not International IOTF Cut off. Overweight was defined as at or above the 85th but below the 95th UK National BMI percentile Obesity was defined as at or above the 95th UK National BMI percentile
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1334
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2016. Available at: https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30169 (Last Accessed 13 December 2017)
Notes:85th and 95th Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:4467
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2015
Notes:85th & 95th Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2014

Survey type:Measured
Age:6-15
Sample size:992
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2014, Data analysed by Danielle Sharfman (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Rachel Jackson Leach on behalf of the World Obesity Federation
Notes:Graphics use IOTF international cut off point Using WHO Cut off Boys aged 6-15 yrs 32.1% combined overweight, 20.7% overweight, 11.4% obese Girls aged 6-15yrs 32% combined overweight, 23.3% overweight, 8.7% obese
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:63134
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch11-Child-BMI.pdf
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2012

Survey type:Measured
Age:5-17
Sample size:1197
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England
Notes:IOTF International Cut off. Weighted to WHO World Standard
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 2009

Survey type:Measured
Age:5-17
Sample size:2862
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2009
Notes:IOTF Cut off points - reanalysed unweighted results. Weighted results will be made available in the future
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 2007

Survey type:Measured
Age:5-17
Sample size:5086
Area covered:National (England)
References:Health Survey for England 2007
Notes:IOTF Cut off. Reference: Cole TJ, Bellizzi MC, Flegal KM, Dietz WH. Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: International survey. BMJ. 2000 May 6;320(7244):1240-3.
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 2005

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:63134
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch11-Child-BMI.pdf
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2001-2002

Survey type:Measured
Age:5-15
Sample size:8867
References:Department of Health. The Health of Children and Young People
Notes:Boys = 4465Girls = 4402 IOTF Cut off. Reference: Cole TJ, Bellizzi MC, Flegal KM, Dietz WH. Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: International survey. BMJ. 2000 May 6;320(7244):1240-3.
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 1995

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:63134
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch11-Child-BMI.pdf
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 1994

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-11
Sample size:30755
References:Chinn S, Rona RJ. Prevalence and trends inoverweight and obesity in three cross sectional studies of British children, 1974-94. BMJ (2001);322:24-26
Notes:Sample size = boys and girls from England and Scotland included over the duration of the study. Number per year not specified. IOTF Cut off. Reference: Cole TJ, Bellizzi MC, Flegal KM, Dietz WH. Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: International survey. BMJ. 2000 May 6;320(7244):1240-3.
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 1984

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-11
Sample size:30755
References:Chinn S, Rona RJ. Prevalence and trends inoverweight and obesity in three cross sectional studies of British children, 1974-94. BMJ (2001);322:24-26
Notes:Sample size = boys and girls from England and Scotland included over the duration of the study. Number per year not specified. IOTF Cut off. Reference: Cole TJ, Bellizzi MC, Flegal KM, Dietz WH. Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: International survey. BMJ. 2000 May 6;320(7244):1240-3.
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 1974

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-11
Sample size:30755
References:Chinn S, Rona RJ. Prevalence and trends inoverweight and obesity in three cross sectional studies of British children, 1974-94. BMJ (2001);322:24-26
Notes:30755 boys and girls from England and Scotland included over the duration of the study. Number per year not specified. IOTF Cut off. Reference: Cole TJ, Bellizzi MC, Flegal KM, Dietz WH. Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: International survey. BMJ. 2000 May 6;320(7244):1240-3.
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by education

Men, 2014

Survey type:Measured
Age:25+
Sample size:6184
Area covered:National
References:Data from Health Survey for England 2014, reanalysed by Danielle Sharfman from University of Wisconsin-Madison & Rachel Jackson Leach on behalf of World Obesity Federation
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2014

Survey type:Measured
Age:25+
Sample size:6184
Area covered:National
References:Data from Health Survey for England 2014, reanalysed by Danielle Sharfman from University of Wisconsin-Madison & Rachel Jackson Leach on behalf of World Obesity Federation
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2012-2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:11
Sample size:11764
Area covered:National
References:Massion S,Wickham S, Pearce A, et al. Exploring the impact of early life factors on inequalities in risk of overweight in UK children: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Arch Dis Child Published Online First 9th May 2016
Notes:IOTF International Cut off point
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by age

Adults, 2018

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:6704
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2018. https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2018/health-survey-for-england-2018-data-tables (last accessed 03.012.19)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:6530
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 [Accessed 7.1.19].
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:6566
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2016. Available at: https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30169 (Last accessed 13 December 2017)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2015

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:5639
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2015. Available at: http://content.digital.nhs.uk/searchcatalogue?productid=23711&returnid=1685 (last accessed 14 December 2016).
Notes:Body mass index (BMI), overweight and obesity prevalence, by age
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2014

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:6943
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2014 (http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB19297 last accessed 16th December 2016)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:6000
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2013 Adults
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1981

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:5000 households
Area covered:National
References:OPCS 1981 survey published in Royal College of Physicians (1983). Obesity. Reprinted from the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London Vol 17 (No 1) January 1983
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2018

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:2671
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2018. https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2018/health-survey-for-england-2018-data-tables (last accessed 03.012.19)
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:2581
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 [Accessed 7th January 2019].
Notes:85th and 95th Centile cut-offs used.
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:1334
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2016. Available at: https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30169 (Last accessed 13 December 2017)
Notes:85th and 95th Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2014

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:992
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2014, Data analysed by Danielle Sharfman (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Rachel Jackson Leach on behalf of the World Obesity Federation
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:1451
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch11-Child-BMI.pdf
Notes:85th & 95th UK National BMI Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2010

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:3785
Area covered:National
References:Reanalysed by World Obesity Federation, Data from Health Survey for England 2010
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 1998

Survey type:Measured
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 1998. Data re-analysed by the IOTF
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by region

Men, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6530
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 [Accessed 7.1.19].
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6530
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 [Accessed 7.1.19].
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6566
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2016. Available at: https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30169 (Last accessed 13 December 2017)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6566
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2016. Available at: https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30169 (Last accessed 13 December 2017)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:5639
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2015. Available at: http://content.digital.nhs.uk/searchcatalogue?productid=23711&returnid=1685 (last accessed 14 December 2016).
Notes:Standardised % overweight and obesity prevalence, by region
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:5639
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2015. Available at: http://content.digital.nhs.uk/searchcatalogue?productid=23711&returnid=1685 (last accessed 14 December 2016).
Notes:Standardised % overweight and obesity prevalence, by region
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6000
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch10-Adult-anth-meas.pdf (last accessed 4th June 2015)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6000
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch10-Adult-anth-meas.pdf (last accessed 4th June 2015)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2011

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:7038
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB09300/HSE2011-Ch10-Adult-obesity.pdf (last accessed 29th July 2015)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2011

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:7038
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB09300/HSE2011-Ch10-Adult-obesity.pdf (last accessed 29th July 2015)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2017-2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:10-11
Sample size:576574
Area covered:National
References:National Child Measurement Programme, England - 2017/18 School Year https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/national-child-measurement-programme/2017-18-school-year (last accessed 14.03.19)
Notes:85th centile overweight 95th centile obese 99.6 centile severe obesity
Cutoffs:Other

Overweight/obesity by socio-economic group

Men, 2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6704
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2018. https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2018/health-survey-for-england-2018-data-tables (last accessed 03.012.19)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6704
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2018. https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2018/health-survey-for-england-2018-data-tables (last accessed 03.012.19)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 (last accessed 4.12.18)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 (last accessed 4.12.18)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6530
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 (last accessed 4.12.18)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6530
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 (last accessed 4.12.18)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6566
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2016. Available at: https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30169 (Last accessed 13 December 2017)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6566
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2016. Available at: https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30169 (Last accessed 13 December 2017)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:5639
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2015. Available at: http://content.digital.nhs.uk/searchcatalogue?productid=23711&returnid=1685 (last accessed 14 December 2016).
Notes:Body mass index (BMI), overweight and obesity prevalence, by equivalised household income
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:5639
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2015. Available at: http://content.digital.nhs.uk/searchcatalogue?productid=23711&returnid=1685 (last accessed 14 December 2016).
Notes:Body mass index (BMI), overweight and obesity prevalence, by equivalised household income
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6000
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2013, http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch10-Adult-anth-meas.pdf (last accessed 4th June 2015)
Notes:By Index of Multiple Deprivation
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6000
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2013, http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch10-Adult-anth-meas.pdf (last accessed 4th June 2015)
Notes:By Index of Multiple Deprivation
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6000
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch10-Adult-anth-meas.pdf (last accessed 4th June 2015)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6000
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch10-Adult-anth-meas.pdf (last accessed 4th June 2015)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2003

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:12809
Area covered:National
References:Department of Health (2004) Health Survey for England 2003. See www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/PublishedSurvey/HealthSurveyForEngland/fs/en (last accessed 20th July 2006)
Notes:Age-standardised percentages: see source for method of age-standardisation
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2003

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:12809
Area covered:National
References:Department of Health (2004) Health Survey for England 2003. See www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/PublishedSurvey/HealthSurveyForEngland/fs/en (last accessed 20th July 2006)
Notes:Age-standardised percentages: see source for method of age-standardisation
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Boys, 2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:615
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2018
Notes:85th/95th Centile Cut off
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:615
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2018
Notes:85th/95th Centile Cut off
Cutoffs:Other

Boys, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:2581
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 [Accessed 7th January 2019].
Notes:85th and 95th Centile cut-offs used.
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:2581
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 [Accessed 7th January 2019].
Notes:85th and 95th Centile cut-offs used.
Cutoffs:Other

Boys, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1334
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2016. Available at: https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30169 (Last accessed 13 December 2017)
Notes:85th and 95th Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1334
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2016. Available at: https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30169 (Last accessed 13 December 2017)
Notes:85th and 95th Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Boys, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1451
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch11-Child-BMI.pdf
Notes:By Index of Multiple Deprivation. 85th & 95th UK National BMI Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1451
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch11-Child-BMI.pdf
Notes:By Index of Multiple Deprivation. 85th & 95th UK National BMI Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Boys, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1451
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch11-Child-BMI.pdf
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1451
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch11-Child-BMI.pdf
Cutoffs:Other

Overweight/obesity by ethnicity

Men, 2004

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:5443
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2004
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2004

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:5443
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2004
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Actions

Cycling and Walking plan for England

This plan describes the vision to make England a great walking and cycling nation. It sets out the actions required at all levels of government to make this a reality, grouped under four themes: better streets for cycling and people, cycling and walking at the heart of decision-making, empowering and encouraging local authorities, enabling people to cycle and protecting them when they do

Categories:Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2020 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Department of Health
Find out more:www.gov.uk
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References:Cycling and Walking plan England. Dept of Health (2020)

Obesity strategy

A series of measures are due to be introduced as part of a new obesity strategy that aims to help people lose weight to 'beat coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the NHS'. Measures included: Ban on TV and online adverts for food high in fat, sugar and salt before 9pm, End of deals like ‘buy one get one free’ on unhealthy food high in salt, sugar and fat, Calories to be displayed on menus to help people make healthier choices when eating out – while alcoholic drinks could soon have to list hidden ‘liquid calories’ and a new campaign to help people lose weight, get active and eat better after COVID-19 “wake-up call”

Categories:Evidence of National Obesity Strategy/Policy or Action
Evidence of Marketing Guidelines/Policy
Labelling Regulation/Guidelines
Year(s):2020 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Find out more:www.gov.uk
References:New Obesity Strategy unveiled as country urged to lose weight to beat coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the NHS. Press release. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-obesity-strategy-unveiled-as-country-urged-to-lose-weight-to-beat-coronavirus-covid-19-and-protect-the-nhs (Last accesed 27.07.20)

Whole systems approach to obesity

A guide and set of resources to support local authorities with implementing a whole systems approach to address obesity and promote a healthy weight.

Categories:Non-national obesity strategies
Year(s):2019 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:Public Health England
Find out more:www.gov.uk
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Childhood Obesity: A Plan for Action, Chapter 2

This plan - which following the first plan published in 2016 - outlines the actions the government will take towards its goal of halving childhood obesity and reducing the gap in obesity between children from the most and least deprived areas by 2030.

Categories:Evidence of National Obesity Strategy/Policy or Action
Year(s):2018 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Department of Health and Social Care
Find out more:www.gov.uk
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References:Childhood obesity: a plan for action, Chapter 2. Department of Health and Social Care: Global Public Health Directorate: Obesity, Food and Nutrition

Physical activity and the environment

This guideline covers how to improve the physical environment to encourage and support physical activity. The aim is to increase the general population’s physical activity levels.

Categories:Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2018 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Find out more:www.nice.org.uk
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Weight management: lifestyle services for overweight or obese children and young people. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph47 (Last accessed 21.07.20)

Everybody active, every day: 2 year update

This is an update on the 'Everybody active, every day' physical activity framework for England that was launched in 2015.

Categories:Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2017 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Public Health England
Find out more:www.gov.uk
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Childhood Obesity - A Plan for Action

The government's plan to reduce England's rate of childhood obesity within the next 10 years by encouraging primary school children to eat more healthily and stay active and industry to cut the amount of sugar in food and drinks.

Categories:Evidence of National Obesity Strategy/Policy or Action
Year(s):2016 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:HM Government
Find out more:www.gov.uk
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References:Childhood obesity: a plan for action. Department of Health, Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street, HM Treasury and Cabinet Office

Government 5 A Day logo

The Government recommends that we eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables a day. This advice is based on epidemiological evidence that shows an association between the consumption of more than 400g a day of fruit and vegetables and a reduced risk of certain diet related chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke and some cancers. A new suite of Government 5 A Day logos has been developed to promote the 5 A Day message and help increase consumption of fruit and vegetables.

Categories:Labelling Regulation/Guidelines
Year(s):2016 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:Public Health England
Find out more:www.gov.uk
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Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight

Food Active has designed the Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight to support local government to exercise their responsibility in developing and implementing policies which promote healthy weight. The declaration which requires senior level local authority commitment encapsulates a vision to promote healthy weight and improve the health and well-being of the local population. In January 2016, Blackpool Borough Council were the first to adopt the Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight. Since then, 23 local authorities across England have adopted similar declarations. A reviewed version of the declaration was relaunched in 2020.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2016 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Food Active
Find out more:www.foodactive.org.uk
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One You

The campaign encourages adults to take control of their health by eating a healthier diet, drinking less alcohol, exercising more, and quitting smoking. It encourages adults to take part in a free online health quiz, called 'How Are You?', to identify where they can make small changes. The quiz provides personalised recommendations and directs people to tools and advice created by experts to help them take action.

Categories:Evidence of Marketing Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2016 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:Public Health England
Find out more:www.nhs.uk

Give Up Loving Pop (GULP)

GULP is a campaign from Food Active which aims to raise awareness of the health harms associated with overconsumption of sugary drinks. Food Active is a collaborative programme launched by the North West Directors of Public Health in November 2013 to address increasing levels of obesity.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2015 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Food Active
Find out more:www.giveuplovingpop.org.uk
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Healthier Options Takeaways (HOT)

Broxtowe Borough Council implemented the Healthier Options Takeaway (HOT) Merit scheme in conjunction with Nottinghamshire County Council and the other district Councils within Nottinghamshire. The HOT Merit aims to increase accessibility and awareness of healthier options in takeaway outlets, and forms part of an approach to reduce obesity within Nottinghamshire.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2015 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Nottinghamshire County Council
Find out more:www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk

Preventing excess weight gain

This guideline covers behaviours such as diet and physical activity to help children (after weaning), young people and adults maintain a healthy weight or help prevent excess weight gain. The aim is to prevent a range of diseases and conditions including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes and improve mental wellbeing.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Evidence of Management/treatment guidelines
Non-national obesity strategies
Year(s):2015 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Find out more:www.nice.org.uk
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References:Preventing excess weight gain. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng7 (Last accessed 21.07.20)

Sugar Reduction: The evidence for action

This report details a review of the international evidence on interventions to help the nation reduce their sugar consumption. It contains options including further regulation of promotions, restrictions on the marketing of high sugar products, the impact of fiscal measures and a voluntary reformulation programme.

Categories:Health Effectiveness Reviews (obesity related)
Year(s):2015 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Public Health England
Find out more:www.gov.uk
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SUGAR SMART

SUGAR SMART is a campaign by food charity Sustain working with councils, businesses, institutions and other sectors to help reduce overconsumption of sugar in their local areas. SUGAR SMART supports local campaigns to take on across-sector approach to transform their food environment and raise public awareness of the impacts of consuming too much sugar.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2015 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Sustain
Find out more:www.sugarsmartuk.org
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The Requirements for School Food Regulations 2014 (No. 1603)

These regulations, which came into force on 1 January 2015, are applicable to school lunches and food provided to students on school premises. These replace the School Food Standards of 2007. Measures include various food based standards, including a legal requirement for schools to provide milk to children once during the school day (with some exceptions).

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2015 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:UK Government
Find out more:www.legislation.gov.uk
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European Union (EU) Action Plan on Childhood Obesity 2014-2020

EU Action plan. To contribute to halting the rise in overweight and obesity in children and young people (0-18 years) by 2020

Categories:Transnational Obesity Strategies/Policy or Action Plan
Year(s):2014-2020
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Ministry of Health
Find out more:ec.europa.eu
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References:EU Action Plan on Childhood Table of contents [Internet]. Available from: https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/nutrition_physical_activity/docs/childhoodobesity_actionplan_2014_2020_en.pdf ‌

Everybody active, every day: a framework to embed physical activity into daily life

A long-term physicial activity framework framework that lays out an evidence-based approach to increase physical activity in local communities. It drew on the international evidence base and was co-produced with over 1,000 different individuals and organisations.

Categories:Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2014 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Public Health England
Find out more:www.gov.uk
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Go-Golborne!' Community-based pilot intervention to adress childhood obesity

A pilot intervention to prevent childhood obesity in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea between 2014 and 2018. It is a multi-strategy approach targeting children aged 0-16 years and their families in all settings where children live, learn and play.

Categories (partial):Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Health Effectiveness Reviews (obesity related)
Year(s):2014-2018
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Find out more:www.rbkc.gov.uk
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References:Vamos E.P, Lewis, E.Junghans, C, Hrobonova, E, Dunsford, E. and Millett, C. 2016. Public Health. Community-based pilot intervention to tackle childhood obesity: a whole-system approach. 140. pp. 109-118. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2016.07.013.

Healthier and more sustainable catering

Catering guidance that offers practical advice on how to make catering affordable, healthier and more sustainable. First published in 2014 and updated in 2017.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2014 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Public Health England
Find out more:www.gov.uk

Maternal and child nutrition

This guideline covers the nutrition of pregnant women, including women who are planning to become pregnant, mothers and other carers of children aged under 5 and their children. In particular, it aims to address disparities in the nutrition of low‑income and other disadvantaged groups compared with the general population.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2014 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Find out more:www.nice.org.uk
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References:Maternal and child nutrition. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph11 (Last accessed 22.07.20)

Obesity: identification, assessment and management

This guideline covers identifying, assessing and managing obesity in children (aged 2 years and over), young people and adults. It aims to improve the use of bariatric surgery and very-low-calorie diets to help people who are obese to reduce their weight.

Categories:Evidence of Management/treatment guidelines
Year(s):2014 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Find out more:www.nice.org.uk
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References:Obesity: identification, assessment and management. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg189 (Last accessed 21.07.20)

Physical activity: exercise referral schemes

This guideline covers exercise referral schemes for people aged 19 and older, in particular, those who are inactive or sedentary. The aim is to encourage people to be physically active.

Categories:Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2014 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Find out more:www.nice.org.uk
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References:Physical activity: exercise referral schemes. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph54 (Last accessed 22.07.20)

Weight management: lifestyle services for overweight or obese adults

This guideline covers multi-component lifestyle weight management services including programmes, courses, clubs or groups provided by the public, private and voluntary sector. The aim is to help people lose weight and become more physically active to reduce the risk of diseases associated with obesity. This includes coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and various cancers.

Categories:Evidence of Management/treatment guidelines
Year(s):2014 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Find out more:www.nice.org.uk
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References:Weight management: lifestyle services for overweight or obese adults. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph53 (Last accessed 21.07.20)

BMI: preventing ill health and premature death in black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups

This guideline covers the link between body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference and the risk of disease among adults from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups in the UK. The aim was to determine whether lower cut-off points should be used for these groups as a trigger for lifestyle interventions to prevent conditions such as diabetes, myocardial infarction or stroke.

Categories (partial):Evidence of Management/treatment guidelines
Year(s):2013 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Find out more:www.nice.org.uk
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References:Physical activity and the environment. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng90 (Last accessed 21.07.20)

Box Chicken

Box Chicken was a healthy street food campaign aimed at children in low income areas to tackle childhood obesity. Box Chicken was a project by Shift (formerly We Are What We Do), a not for-profit behaviour change company that aims to shift the everyday behaviours of individuals by tackling a series of major social and environmental issues, such as mental health, youth obesity and domestic food and energy waste.

Categories (partial):Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Health Effectiveness Reviews (obesity related)
Year(s):2013
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Shift
Find out more:shiftdesign.org
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References:https://shiftdesign.org/portfolio/box-chicken/#overview (Last accessed 16.07.20)

Girls active

The award winning Girls Active was created on the back of a 12 month action research project conducted by the Youth Sport Trust, and is supported by Women in Sport. Teachers are trained in changing the physical activity sport culture and lessons at school with the aim of increasing physical activity level in school girls.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2013 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Youth Sport Trust
Find out more:www.youthsporttrust.org
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Look Up

Look Up' is one of the European Youth Tackling Obesity (EYTO) campaigns based in the London Borough of Islington, England. It is entirely managed by local young people of Islington and was launched via Facebook and Twitter pages, which they use to post content such as tips and challenges to encourage young people to be active and try new, healthier foods.

Categories (partial):Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2013-2015
Target age group:Children
Find out more:www.eyto.org.uk
References:European Youth Tackling Obesity (EYTO) project. http://www.eyto.org.uk/about/the-campaigns/home (last accessed 10 Feb 2016)

Physical activity: brief advice for adults in primary care

This guideline covers providing brief advice on physical activity to adults in primary care. It aims to improve health and wellbeing by raising awareness of the importance of physical activity and encouraging people to increase or maintain their activity level.

Categories:Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Evidence of Management/treatment guidelines
Year(s):2013 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Find out more:www.nice.org.uk
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References:Physical activity: brief advice for adults in primary care. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph44 (Last accessed 22.07.20)

The Eatwell Plate

The eatwell plate is the UK's national food guide and defines the government's advice on a healthy balance diet. The eatwell plate is a visual representation of how different foods contribute towards a healthy balanced diet. An updated version was released in March 2016.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2013 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Public Health England
Find out more:www.gov.uk
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Weight management: lifestyle services for overweight or obese children and young people

This guideline covers lifestyle weight management services for children and young people aged under 18 who are overweight or obese. It advises how to deliver effective weight management programmes that support children and young people to change their lifestyle and manage their weight.

Categories:Evidence of Management/treatment guidelines
Year(s):2013 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Find out more:www.nice.org.uk
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References:BMI: preventing ill health and premature death in black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph46 (Last accessed 21.07.20)

Most Active County (MAC) programme

The Most Active County (MAC) programme is Suffolk Council's 2012 Olympics legacy programme for sport, physical activity and health. Most Active County works with local and national partners to create, promote and commission physical activity opportunities that support healthy lifestyles to flourish in Suffolk. It focuses on bringing added value to the good work that many organisations across the county do to engage people in physical activity.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2012 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Suffolk Council
Find out more:www.mostactivecounty.com

Obesity: working with local communities

This guideline covers how local communities, with support from local organisations and networks, can help prevent people from becoming overweight or obese or help them lose weight. It aims to support sustainable and community-wide action to achieve this.

Categories:Non-national obesity strategies
Categories (partial):Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2012 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Find out more:www.nice.org.uk
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References:Obesity: working with local communities. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph42 (Last accessed 21.07.20)

Physical activity: walking and cycling

This guideline covers encouraging people to increase the amount they walk or cycle for travel or recreation purposes.

Categories:Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2012 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Find out more:www.nice.org.uk
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References:Physical activity: walking and cycling. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph41 (Last accessed 22.07.20)

Public Health 'Responsibility Deal'

In England, through the Government's Responsibility Deal launched in 2011, the food industry has made voluntary commitments (pledges) to reformulate their products to reduce salt, saturated and trans fats, and calories. Through the Responsibility Deal, approximately 40 companies have signed up to the calorie reduction 'pledge', including major retailers, manufacturers and caterers, as of October 2014. These companies are taking a range of actions, including reducing portion sizes, to help people consume fewer calories.

Categories:Industry/Government regulations - voluntary /pledges
Year(s):2011 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Department of Health
Find out more:webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk
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Nippers' Nutrition Programme

In April 2010, jointly with the NHS Healthy Weight Programme, the Nippers' Nutrition Programme was developed aimed at supporting settings across Cornwall to provide children in their care with nutritious food.

Categories:Evidence of Marketing Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2010 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Cornwall Council
Find out more:www.cornwall.gov.uk
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The CHANGE! (Children's Health, Activity and Nutrition: Get Educated!) Project: a clustered randomised controlled trial

A randomised intervention study on 318 children aged 10-11 years from 6 Intervention and 6 Comparison schools. This intervention assessed the effects of a teacher-led curriculum,learning resources, and homework tasks (educating children on physical activity and nutrition) on waist circumference, body mass index (BMI), BMI z-scores, physical activity and sedentary time, and food intake.

Categories (partial):Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Health Effectiveness Reviews (obesity related)
Year(s):2010-2011
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Fairclough et al
Find out more:bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com
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References:Fairclough et al 2013. Promoting healthy weight in primary school children through physical activity and nutrition education: a pragmatic evaluation of the CHANGE! randomised intervention study. BMC Public Health. 13 (626). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-626.

Weight management before, during and after pregnancy

This guideline covers how to assess and monitor body weight and how to prevent someone from becoming overweight or obese before, during and after pregnancy. The aim is help all women who have a baby to achieve and maintain a healthy weight by adopting a balanced diet and being physically active.

Categories:Evidence of Management/treatment guidelines
Year(s):2010 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Find out more:www.nice.org.uk
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References:Weight management before, during and after pregnancy. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph27 (Last accessed 22.07.20)

Change4Life

Public health, social marketing campaign to address the causes of obesity and encourage improvements in diet, activity level and alcohol consumption.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2009 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Public Health England
Find out more:www.nhs.uk

Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: One Year On

This is a report on the delivery of Healthy Weight, healthy Lives: A Cross-Government Strategy for England, published in January 2008. It sets out how to continue to build a society that supports healthy weight.

Categories (partial):Evidence of National Obesity Strategy/Policy or Action
Health Effectiveness Reviews (obesity related)
Year(s):2009-2011
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Cross Government Obesity Unit, Department of Health
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Physical activity for children and young people

This guideline covers promoting physical activity for children and young people aged under 18 at home, preschool, school and in the community. It includes raising awareness of the benefits of physical activity, listening to what children and young people want, planning and providing spaces and facilities, and helping families build physical activity into their daily lives.

Categories:Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2009 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Find out more:www.nice.org.uk
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References:Physical activity for children and young people. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph17 (Last accessed 22.07.20)

Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: A Cross-Government Strategy for England

This cross-government strategy aimed to introduce a sustained programme to support people to maintain a healthy weight. It was followed by a public annual report that assessed progress, looked at the latest evidence and trends, and mades recommendations for further action.

Categories (partial):Evidence of National Obesity Strategy/Policy or Action
Year(s):2008-2011
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Department of Health
Find out more:www.gov.uk
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Physical activity in the workplace

This guideline covers how to encourage employees to be physically active. The aim is to increase the working population’s physical activity levels.

Categories:Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2008 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Find out more:www.nice.org.uk
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Physical activity in the workplace. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph13 (Last accessed 22.07.20)

re:fresh

The re:fresh programme aims to offer the people of Blackburn with Darwen the opportunity to access a range of leisure, health and well-being activities, health and dietary advice.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2008 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and the Care Trust Plus
Find out more:www.refreshbwd.com

Health, exercise, nutrition for the really young (HENRY)

HENRY (Health Exercise Nutrition for the Really Young) is an intervention that aims to protect young children from the physical and emotional consequences of obesity by helping parents adopt a healthier family lifestyle. It is led by a non-governmental organisation that works with over 60 local partners to deliver packages of support to families including training, peer support, and improving access to resources.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2007 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:HENRY
Find out more:www.henry.org.uk

Obesity prevention

This guideline covers preventing children, young people and adults becoming overweight or obese. It outlines how the NHS, local authorities, early years’ settings, schools and workplaces can increase physical activity levels and make dietary improvements among their target populations.

Categories:Evidence of Management/treatment guidelines
Year(s):2006 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Find out more:www.nice.org.uk
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Obesity prevention: Clinical guideline. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg43/resources (Last accessed 21.07.20)

Choosing activity: a physical activity action plan

This document sets out the Government's plan to encourage and coordinate the action of a range of departments and organisations in order to promote increased participation in physical activity across England.

Categories:Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2005 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Department of Health
Find out more:webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk
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References:Choosing activity : a physical activity action plan. Department of Health, Great Britain (2005)

FIT FANS

A free health programme for men and women aged 35-65 who are looking to lose weight, get fitter and lead a more active life. The 12 week programme is delivered by coaching staff from the local football club at the stadium.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Target age group:Adults
Find out more:www.efltrust.com

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