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National Obesity Awareness Week

JanUary 2016, which is taking place between 11 and 17 January, is intended to raise awareness of obesity and the positive steps the public can take to live a healthier lifestyle.

The organisers have called for the public to join in with a ‘National New Year’s Resolution’ and pledge to make a small lifestyle change such as exercising more regularly or cooking from scratch more often.

Professor David Haslam, Chairman of the National Obesity Forum, said:

“Obesity is one of the great public health issues of our time, and it is important that local communities come together to help each to support their health and wellbeing. That’s why local events and promotions are such an important part of JanUary.

“We want this week to be a landmark in the way the country deals with its health. There are simple and positive things that we can all do to help ourselves, and we hope the public will be inspired by events like these and will join our National New Year’s Resolution.”

Members of the public can enter their New Year’s Resolutions and receive information on healthy eating, nutrition and exercise by visiting the JanUary 2016 website – www.jan-u-ary.co.uk.

JanUary 2016 is taking place between 11 and 17 January and is organised by public affairs and communications agency the Whitehouse Consultancy on behalf of the National Obesity Forum.

We are asking the UK to join us in a national New Year’s resolution to help improve the nation’s health. Whether it’s cooking more healthily, avoiding snacks, or being a little more physically active, join in and make your healthy New Year’s resolution now!

Useful links

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NHS Choices: Healthy Eating

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