Obesity is a major public health and societal issue, with two- thirds of adults above a healthy weight and 1 in 3 children being overweight when they leave primary school. Not only this, but the highest prevalence of obesity is amongst those living with socio-economic difficulties. These staggering statistics have been brought further to the forefront of public health concerns since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. There has been a notable increase in hospitalisations of those that have contracted the virus and are obese, as well as those in ethnic minorities and those living in deprived areas.
Join Professor Susan Jebb, University of Oxford, as she discusses the new obesity plans set out by the UK government, what they are and how they can be effective moving forward.