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.
Published 17 October 2007