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Childhood obesity and weight management are a major public health and societal issue. This webinar will look at current prevalence figures in the UK and the relationship with socio-economic status. The presentation will consider the obesogenic environment, the wider context of prevention and briefly touch on local strategies on delivering a whole systems approach. 

The webinar will explore the evidence on weight management with a nod to recent Cochrane reviews. Then it will take a practical meander through what a childhood weight management programme could and should look like, keeping in mind stigma and trauma. From raising the issue of weight, the involvement of the family through to the advice on diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviours. The skills practitioners require especially on behavioural change tools will be discussed as will programme evaluation.

The views express in this webinar are solely those of Dr Laura Stewart.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This webinar has been endorsed by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) (EN175).