Knowledge Hub - Obesity

The obesity hub brings together a range of resources about childhood obesity. It is supported by the Public Health England Obesity Knowledge and Intelligence team which provides a range of information and evidence on obesity. It is continually updated with new resources.

We have developed a range of resources to support service improvement around child obesity.

Read more about our obesity tools and services or link directly to each tool below. The links will take you to different sections of the website.

If you need any help or advice in using these tools or interpreting the information they provide, contact your local specialist.

Sign up to our eBulletin, the Child and Maternal Health Knowledge Update, to keep informed of the latest resources added to the Knowledge Hub.

Search for obesity resources using the search box at the top right. Or click on the menu on the left of the page to browse various types of resources.

Latest resources are highlighted in the right hand panel of the page.

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Key Resources

There is a wealth of information about child obesity on the Public Health England Obesity Knowledge and Intelligence team website.

Highlights include:

Data visualisation tools – enabling you to analyse and compare data on obesity and its determinants – includes the popular Child e-atlases.

Briefing papers – covering issues such as classifying BMI in children; and treating and preventing childhood obesity through lifestyle change interventions.

Factsheets – compiling up-to-date, key information and data about obesity and its determinants in an easily readable format. These cover issues such as child weight; child obesity and socioeconomic status; child diet; and physical activity.

NCMP reports from the Public Health England Obesity Knowledge and Intelligence team – reports on the analysis of data from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP).

Other information about child obesity and maternal obesity, other data sources.

This hub continues to be developed with the Public Health England Obesity Knowledge and Intelligence team to help you find key resources on child obesity and maternal obesity.

To keep up to date you can sign up to the Obesity ebulletin.

You can also subscribe to the weekly Child and Maternal Health Knowledge Update which highlights the latest resources added to this knowledge hub.


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