Launch of ‘A Fitter Future for All’

The Framework for Preventing and Addressing Overweight and Obesity in Northern Ireland 2012-2022: ‘A Fitter Future for All’ has been launched by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS).

This ten year strategy aims to empower the population of Northern Ireland to make healthy choices, reduce the risk of overweight and obesity related disease and improve health and well-being, by creating an environment that supports and promotes a physically active lifestyle and a healthy diet. One of the challenges laid out in the new strategy is to reduce the level of obesity by 4% and overweight and obesity by 3% among adults. 

safefood is a member of the Steering Committee for the implementation of the report and our current work on obesity, including funding the Demonstration Programme of Community Food Initiatives and Stop The Spread will contribute to the Framework’s goals. Further information about the framework is available on the DHSSPS website.

 

Posted: 09/03/2012 12:01:52 by Barbara Whelan


 

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