Tackling obesities: future choices

Foresight project looking at how we can respond to rising levels of obesity in the UK.

This project looked at how we can implement a sustainable response to obesity in the UK over the next 40 years. It gathered scientific evidence from across a wide range of disciplines to inform a strategic view of this issue.

The project’s objectives were to:

  • use the scientific evidence base from across a wide range of disciplines to identify the broad range of factors that influence obesity
  • create a shared understanding of the relationships between the main factors influencing levels of obesity and their relative importance
  • build on this evidence to identify effective interventions
  • analyse how future levels of obesity might change and the most effective future responses

The project involved over 300 experts from a wide range of disciplines and was overseen by a high level stakeholder group.

The project was sponsored by the Department of Health.

Project report



Systems mapping



Updates to this page

Published 17 October 2007