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The majority of the adult obese population of. Great Britain do not identify themselves as either 'obese' or even. 'very overweight'. Public health initiatives.
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Obesity represents the greatest threat to health worldwide with poor diet contributing to more disease than physical inactivity, smoking and alcohol combined.1

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Obesity and weight management are a direct cause of many health problems.

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It is suggested that 60% of men, 50% of women and 25% of children could be obese by 2050 at an annual cost to the nation of nearly £50 billion pounds.4

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5-A-DAY 5-A-DAY Just under 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men get their five portions of fruit and vegetables a day – the figures for children are less than 1 in 5.3

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Around 75% of NHS trusts do not have an obesity plan or policy in place.6

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The NHS spends between £5 billion and £9 billion treating obese patients and related complications such as type 2 diabetes.

Almost 1 in 3 of NHS trusts do not offer similar healthy food options in the evenings compared with the daytime...

...and almost 1 in 4 do not offer such choices overnight.6

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NHS NHSSTAFF STAFF Of the 1.2 million staff in the NHS, it is likely that around 300,000 would be classified as obese and a further 400,000 as overweight.5

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SOURCES 1 National Obesity Forum State of the Nation's Waistline - Obesity in the UK 2 NHS Choices www.nhs.uk/livewell 3 www.hscic.gov.uk statistics on obesity, physical activity and diet: England, 2013 4 www.gov.uk/government/publications/reducing-obesity-future-choices 5 Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: One Year On’, Department of Health (2009) 6 www.rcplondon.ac.uk/resources/nice-public-health-guidance-workplace-organisational-audit' 7 Reducing obesity and improving diet’ (2013) gov.uk & Diabetic Medicine journal (2012)’ Estimating the current and future costs of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes 8 http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/4/11/e005561.full#sec-20

RECOGNISING RECOGNISINGOBESITY OBESITY The majority of the adult obese population of Great Britain do not identify themselves as either ‘obese’ or even ‘very overweight’. Public health initiatives to tackle obesity are likely to be hampered by this lack of recognition of weight status.8

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