THE recommendations are:
1 – A yearly report on obesity levels to be presented to a council select committee.
2 – Obesity programme to place greater emphasis on health promotion and services for children, men, older people and Black and Minority Ethnic groups.
3 – Greater health awareness provision within schools.
4 – Raise awareness among school governors.
5 – Use borough’s summer programme of activities to provide opportunities for young people.
6 – Approach local celebrities to be ‘lifestyle models’.
7 – Work with Academy schools to maintain nutritional standards.
8 – Work with young mums to highlight healthy eating.
9 – Work with expectant mums on weight issues.
10 – Develop an holistic and family-friendly approach to the issue.
11 – Promote walking as a healthy option.
12 – Staff to be trained in motivational techniques.
13 – Training for GPs in deprived areas on services available to prevent people becoming overweight.
14 – Identify good practice among local authorities across the country.
15 – Encourage healthy eating at borough workplaces.
16 – An audit of leisure services to be carried out to ensure right service is available.