Views sought on Child Healthy Weight Strategy

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Staff, volunteers and the public are being encouraged to share their views to help develop a Child Healthy Weight Plan for Tayside.

The Tayside Regional Improvement Collaborative (TRIC), which is a partnership between NHS Tayside, and Dundee City, Angus and Perth & Kinross Councils, is running a consultation with the aim of helping more children and young people have a health weight.

Dietetic consultant in public health Joyce Thompson said, “Feedback from our communities is important to us and we would encourage members of the public to take part in the consultation and share their views. Together we can make sure that our children and young people have the best start in life.

“A Child Healthy Weight Plan is not a short-term plan, but a long-term commitment. We want to engage with people and focus on several key areas that will lead to a healthier environment to encourage and support children and families to make healthier choices for improved quality of life.

“Obesity is complex and it is posing an unprecedented challenge not just to those working to address this at a public health level, or at a health and social care partnership level, but to each and every one of us as individuals. We owe it to our children and families to give this strategy our full support.”

For more information and to complete the questionnaire on child healthy weight please visit www.taycollab.org.uk.  The consultation runs until 30 September 2019.

Community engagement and information events will be also be taking place across Tayside where people can learn more about child healthy weight and how they can make a difference.

Please visit www.taycollab.org.uk for details or for more information contact taysidenutrition@nhs.net

 

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