Children living with overweight including obesity

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Children living with overweight and obesity is a key public health issue, posing a major health challenge and risk to future health and wellbeing and life expectancy in County Durham.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) regards childhood obesity as one of the most serious global health challenges for the 21st century.

In childhood, overweight can directly cause mobility problems, hypertension and abnormalities in glucose metabolism. In addition there may be emotional issues related to low self-esteem.

Obesity levels are rising both locally and nationally. This will have profound long-term consequences for the health and wellbeing of our communities in County Durham.

Key messages

Children living with excess weight data report: Click the report tabs to explore more data around children living with excess weight in County Durham. Click on the expand button in the bottom right of the box to open in full screen mode.

Our Strategies, plans and groups

Working towards Healthy Weight 2018

Healthy Weight Pathway resource 2022

The evidence base

Other relevant links