24-Aug-2016

Local residents are invited to share their views on a healthy weight strategy aiming to help tackle the large numbers of people becoming overweight or obese.

The Cambridgeshire Healthy Weight Strategy comes at a time of significant and rising costs related to unhealthy weight. The costs of obesity include £5.1 billion to the NHS and other costs, such as social care and days of sickness, amount to £27 billion.

Communities and local organisations are being asked their opinions on a Strategy to reduce unhealthy weight locally. It calls for action to support children and adults achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Your responses will contribute to the final version of the Strategy and how it will be taken forward.

Please submit your views via the online survey by 14 October 2016.

A brief summary of findings will be published on the Cambridgeshire County Council website.