Influencing the food environment to ensure that more and healthier options are available, accessible and affordable can only be accomplished through a collaborative approach. This blog outlines how addressing the food environment is part of a local whole systems approach to obesity.
Jamie Blackshaw leads Public Health England’s Obesity and Healthy Weight team and is responsible for working across PHE and with national and local partners, to develop and deliver action to prevent and tackle excess weight. This includes action on preventative whole systems approaches; developing the evidence base and support to local public health teams on weight management services and contributing towards strategic planning. A Registered Public Health Nutritionist, he has worked within Government nutrition since 1998, including providing expert advice across Government on school food, cooking skills and early years nutrition. Jamie has an MSc in Health Policy, graduating with distinction from Imperial College London and was awarded the Nutrition Society’s Public Health Nutrition Medal 2015, in recognition of excellence in public health nutrition.
The latest edition of Health Matters, PHE's professional resource, focuses on a taking a whole systems approach to addressing obesity using PHE's newly published guide. This blog provides a summary of the full edition's content.
Obesity is caused by a complex set of personal, social and environmental factors. It can come with a number of associated health consequences, all of which can have a huge impact on the individual, as well as the people around …