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Mercure Norton Grange Hotel

Manchester Road

Castleton

Rochdale

OL11 2XZ

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Childhood obesity is a significant challenge in the borough of Rochdale. By the time our children reach year six, 35.5% of them are overweight or obese, which could lead to serious health problems later in life such as type-2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.

Reducing and preventing childhood obesity is everybody’s responsibility so the Public Health and Wellbeing Team would like to invite you to the Childhood Obesity Summit because we need your help!

There’s already some great work happening out there as well as lots of exciting and new opportunities to explore. This is your chance to share with collegaues your contribution towards helping our children lead healthier and happier lives.

Our aims are based around four themes:

  • Calories in – promotion of a healthy balanced diet with a focus on reducing sugar intake.
  • Calories out – increasing physical activity uptake.
  • Access – ensuring healthier options are easily available and that residents have the skills they need to prepare them.
  • Consistent messages – ensuring all partners are sharing the same message, including the launch of a new communications campaign.

The summit will consist of presentations from national speakers, activities, and interactive workshops to help us understand the scale of the problem, the barriers and how to overcome them, and how we can work together to reduce childhood obesity in our borough.

We hope to see you all there. Let’s tackle childhood obesity together!

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