Children’s Weight Management Strategy

Closed 30 Sep 2019

Opened 2 Sep 2019

Results expected 29 Oct 2019

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In the Isle of Man, many of us are struggling to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. We are seeking feedback on proposals for a Children’s Weight Management Strategy, in particular your views on what will work to prevent and reduce children’s overweight and obesity in the Isle of Man and what opportunities or barriers there are to maintaining a healthy weight. We know that obesity is one of the most preventable causes of ill health and premature death, and we need to take effective action now.

Why We Are Consulting

This survey on the ‘Children’s Weight Management Strategy’ sets out some of our local ambitions and visions that will help to prevent and reduce levels of overweight and obesity on our Island, focussing our efforts on the youngest members of our community.

Creating an environment where it is normal and easy for us all to eat well and be physically active can make a significant difference. These nudges in our behaviours start in the places we live, shop, eat, socialise and travel, including in our nurseries and schools. We want to support making the healthy choice the easy choice. 

The Children’s Weight Management Strategy consultation has been developed across a number of themes, including improving the food environment, transforming the accessibility and availability for physical activity in the local environment, and encouraging and enabling healthier lives. We want to think about how we can really help to make a step change to prevent and reduce obesity levels across the island.

We welcome your feedback on all of these themes, and will use your comments to shape the final version of the strategy and implementation plan. 

Obesity is preventable, not inevitable.

What Happens Next

Public feedback will be considered and brought to an Obesity Summit, where a variety of stakeholders will be invited to engage and prioritise the actions from the final version of the strategy. The whole systems approach to obesity will be used as a framework for prioritisation. 


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