31st March 2017
New guidance published today (31 March) by PHE on obesity and the food environment.
Nearly two-thirds of adults (63%) in England were classed as being overweight (a body mass index of over 25) or obese (a BMI of over 30) in 2015. Nearly a third of children aged 2 to 15 are overweight or obese and younger generations are becoming obese at earlier ages and staying obese for longer.
Obesity is a complex problem with many drivers, including:
This guidance covers: