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Preventing Overweight and Obesity in Scotland: A Route Map Towards Healthy Weight

Creator:

The Scottish Government

Subject Keywords: This Route Map sets out the further direction of national and local government decision-making in the short and medium term in tackling obesity.
Set: Burden
Causes
Chronic Conditions
Management
Prevention
Obesity
Type: Strategy
Region: Scotland
Description:

In common with most of the developed world, Scotland is experiencing the obesity epidemic. Scotland has one of the highest levels of obesity in OECD countries; only the USA and Mexico having higher levels. In 2008, 26.8% of adults in Scotland were obese and 65.1% were overweight; for children the corresponding rates were 15.1% and 31.7%. The Scottish Government and COSLA are equal partners in the development and delivery of this Route Map.
The policy direction set out in this document are aimed at central and local government decision-makers working with their partners in agencies, the third sector, NHSScotland and business to develop and subsequently deliver the long-term solutions to this problem

Date:

17/02/2010

Rights: © Crown Copyright
Suggested citation:

The Scottish Government. (2010) Preventing Overweight and Obesity in Scotland: A Route Map Towards Healthy Weight [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/51794 [Accessed: 16th July 2018].

  

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