Obesity Prevention

The Department of Health, through Health Development Policy Branch are pulling together a project board for the development of our next strategy for tackling obesity, to replace the current A Fitter Future For All 2012-2022 obesity prevention strategic framework. We are seeing 2 people living with obesity, who would be happy to join the project board to represent people with lived experience.

The new Strategy will link into the Programme for Government outcome ‘We all enjoy healthy, active lives’. One of the intended aims is to improve the general health of people in Northern Ireland.

The project will provide the following outcomes:

  • Identify key areas for improvement in obesity prevention policy and services in Northern Ireland;
  • Create a common direction and focus through a co-produced obesity prevention strategy in Northern Ireland; and
  • Achieve and deliver improvements in obesity prevention policy, services and governance in Northern Ireland.
What’s involved?

In the first instance, the project board will meet to discuss how they should collectively proceed and to decide what the overall vision for the strategy should be. The expectation is that meetings will be monthly and will be held virtually.  Service Users should be able to represent their views and views of others by providing input at meetings.

If you have any queries, please contact Laura Bonnes, Involvement Coordinator, via laura.bonnes@pcc-ni.net

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