Healthy weight in children (health and wellbeing needs in South Tyneside)
The World Health Organisation regards childhood obesity as one of the most serious global public health challenges for the 21st century. Obesity has a substantial impact on the health of children, both now and in the future.
There is no single effective solution for obesity. Tackling obesity requires a whole systems approach across the entire social, environmental and cultural environment and requires partnership between governments, science, business and communities.
Work to promote a healthy weight in children in South Tyneside forms part of the Better Health and Wellbeing Strategy to ensure that every child has a good start in life, that prevention is promoted across the whole life course, and that health inequalities are reduced.