Most people know that to maintain a healthy weight, you need to eat well and exercise regularly, but in Staffordshire 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 5 ten-year-olds are considered obese.
Not only does this limit the chances of people in Staffordshire living a long, healthy life, it also costs Staffordshire’s NHS and social care services over £100million every year in dealing with issues linked to obesity.
Clearly something needs to change, but what?
OBESITY IS COMPLICATED.
We’ve got lots of data that says your weight can be a result of the personal choices you make as well as the environment you live in.
This means that we can all play a part in tackling obesity, but we need to agree where our responsibilities lie and how far we’re willing to go to make change happen.
ABOUT BIG FAT CHAT
Staffordshire’s Big Fat Chat is a public debate being run by Staffordshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board. It’s about hearing your opinions on how we should tackle obesity in Staffordshire.
We’ll use your views, alongside other research and evidence, to agree a joint plan to tackle obesity across the county.