New strategy for people to achieve a healthy weight

The Oxford Times: New strategy for people to achieve a healthy weight New strategy for people to achieve a healthy weight

OXFORDSHIRE County Council has put together a strategy for helping the county’s residents achieve a “healthy weight”.

The council, which is Oxfordshire’s public health authority, has now launched a public consultation on its proposals.

Figures show that 61 per cent of adults in Oxfordshire are either overweight or obese, compared with 63 per cent nationally.

Oxford has the lowest proportion in the county, with 55 per cent of adults falling into that category.

The strategy says the council will encourage children to take 60 minutes of physical activity every day and to make “healthier food choices”.

It goes on to say: “This strategy is for the population of Oxfordshire and will be led by the public health directorate in Oxfordshire County Council. The strategic direction, therefore, has a focus on localism and what local authorities, businesses and communities can do to promote healthy living and achieve a healthy weight for the population.

“However, the people of Oxfordshire do not operate within a bubble and there are national and international influences that will have an impact on whether or not the population can achieve a healthy weight.

“Where possible, the public health directorate will add its voice as an advocate for change in these areas, either directly or through its partners.”

To read the strategy and comment on it visit myconsultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk by June 15.

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7:25am Tue 13 May 14

livid99 says...

That picture is misleading. There are no women in Didcot who look like that...
That picture is misleading. There are no women in Didcot who look like that... livid99
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11:05am Tue 13 May 14

cubist says...

are you sure!
are you sure! cubist
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11:18am Tue 13 May 14

livid99 says...

cubist wrote:
are you sure!
Have you seen any ?
[quote][p][bold]cubist[/bold] wrote: are you sure![/p][/quote]Have you seen any ? livid99
  • Score: 1

11:24am Tue 13 May 14

cubist says...

plenty, you're telling me there are no obese people in didcot
plenty, you're telling me there are no obese people in didcot cubist
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2:19pm Tue 13 May 14

livid99 says...

Never noticed any.
Never noticed any. livid99
  • Score: 1

4:32pm Tue 13 May 14

cubist says...

of course, Didcot the slim capital of the UK
of course, Didcot the slim capital of the UK cubist
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4:36pm Tue 13 May 14

cornflake girl says...

whoever it is hope they are aware there butt was pictured for this
whoever it is hope they are aware there butt was pictured for this cornflake girl
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