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Consultation on strategy to reduce obesity in Wales, 21/01/2019 [W]

The Welsh Government has published a consultation on its strategy to reduce and prevent obesity in Wales.

The Welsh Government notes that one in four reception aged children and six out of ten adults are overweight or obese. In his foreword, Health and Social Care Minister, Vaughan Gething AM, sets out his aims, noting “this government is not prepared to let a poor diet or physical inactivity to be defining features in the lives of our children and young people.”

The consultation has been set out with four main themes. The first aims to improve the leadership and implementation of Healthy Weight; Health Wales. The second aims to create healthier environments, making healthy choices easier. The third aims to create health settings, so that people can access healthy food and activities. The fourth aims to provide opportunities for people and communities to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

The consultation closes on the 12th of April 2019.

You can find more information and respond by going to the Welsh Government website.

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