Louise Marryat
Last week saw Mend’s second annual National Childhood Obesity Week - to raise awareness of the dangers of being above a healthy weight in childhood. Scotland has one of the worst obesity records amongst developed countries. An NHS Scotland HEAT target was established in 2008/09 to deliver more than 6,300 child healthy weight interventions by March 2011, but to what extent are these initiatives having an impact on child obesity? Louise Marryat suggests that our Scottish Health Survey can help answer the question.  

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Tags: children and young people, NHS Scotland, National Childhood Obesity Week, Scottish Centre for Social Research, Scottish Health Survey, child obesity, health and lifestyle