Transforming Obesity Prevention – Free Webinar
Childhood obesity is a major cause for concern with more than 1 in 5 children in Reception, and 1 in 3 children in Year 6 classified as obese or overweight. Children from poorer backgrounds and twice as likely to be obese than children living in less deprived circumstances.
The latest predictions in regard to future levels of obesity in the UK have been revised upwards, stating that by 2030 it is estimated that 74% of men and 64% of women in the UK will be overweight. It is thought that within the next decade obesity will overtake smoking as the greatest cause of cancer.
This webinar will share HENRY’s learning about what works – to increase the number of children starting school a healthy weight and protect children from the physical and emotional consequences of obesity.
Topics to be discussed
- Why the early years are a crucial window of opportunity
- Right from the start: taking an ecological and holistic approach
- Creating the conditions for change
- Looking at the evidence
- Effective partnership: a local case study