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March 4, 2021
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Statement: responding to new weight management services funding

Whilst we welcome this additional funding for weight management services, we need urgent action and investment to promote healthy places and address the environmental, social and economic factors which cause obesity.

Being overweight is the second biggest factor for death from COVID-19 and the link between obesity and poverty has never been clearer. Directors of Public Health have a key role to play in tackling obesity in their local areas and will work collaboratively with partners to ensure services deliver effective outcomes.

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