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

DescriptionScotland's obesity strategy.
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateFebruary 22, 2010


ISBN 978 0 7559 8183 0
This document is also available in pdf format (288k)



Executive Summary

1. Introduction

2. The challenge of obesity
What is obesity?
The current challenge
The future challenge - 2030

3. What are we aiming to achieve?

4. The scale of change required
Improving our diet
Increasing our physical activity levels

5. Current government actions contributing to tackling obesity
Cross-cutting commitment
Recognising and managing trade-offs

6. What we will do
Energy consumption
Energy expenditure
Early years
Working lives

7. Management and treatment

8. Further government actions
Raising awareness amongst decision-makers
Changing public attitudes
Supporting local delivery
Tracking progress and filling the evidence gaps
Data and monitoring

9. Next Steps

Appendix 1: The size of the problem
Appendix 2: The cost of obesity
Appendix 3: Future estimates
Appendix 4: Current targets in Scotland
Appendix 5: Current Government actions to tackle obesity
Appendix 6: Current expenditure relating to prevention of obesity