Behaviour change: can it keep the weight off?

January 12, 2011

Source: Local Government Improvement and Development website.

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Date of publication: 10th January, 2011.

Publication type: website.

In a nutshell: A review of a project in Medway, Kent to encourage and support sustained behaviour changes and healthier lifestyles.

Length of publication: 1 page.



British are the most overweight in Europe, new study shows.

January 12, 2011

Source: British Medical Journal, 2010, 341, c7225

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Date of publication: 15 December, 2010.

Publication type: journal article.

In a nutshell: A major study to compare health inequalities across Europe at a regional level has shown that the United Kingdom has the most obese and overweight people in Europe.

Length of publication: 1 page.

Some important notes: This article is available in full text to all NHS Staff using Athens, for more information about accessing full text fllow this link to find your local NHS Library.

Acknowledgement: The health inequalities indicators in the regions of Europe may be found at

Weighty matters: the London findings of the National Child Measurement Programme 2006 to 2008

May 29, 2009

SourceLondon Health Observatory

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Date of publication: May 2009

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The Weighty Matters report is the first detailed analysis of the National Child Measurement Programme data for 2006-08. It found a marked relationship between obesity and deprivation. The report also contains information according to age, gender and ethnicity.

Length of publication: 20 page report

Acknowledgement: Health Service Journal

North West Change4Life

March 24, 2009

Source:  NHS North West

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Year of Publication: 2009

Publication Type: Website

In a Nutshell: Change4Life, the healthy living campaign, was officially launched in the North West in March with a regional summit. This website provides an outline of the campaign and the presentations that were given at the summit.

Publication Length: Three Powerpoint Presentations