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Introduction to Obesity

Introduction to Obesity

Introduction to Obesity

Jamie Blackshaw
Jamie Blackshaw
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 12 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 06 Nov 2019

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This session aims to provide you with an overview of overweight and obesity in children and adults in the UK. Obesity is a serious and wide spread public health issue, which has a disproportionate impact on the most deprived families. This session will touch upon the physical, psychological and social issues that can manifest due to overweight and obesity, and the health benefits of weight reduction and maintenance.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Describe the prevalence of obesity in England
• Describe the main causes of obesity
• Explain the impact of excess weight on health and wellbeing in adults and children
• Define overweight and obesity in adults and children
• Identify the health benefits of weight reduction in adults and weight maintenance in children
Jamie Blackshaw

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Jamie Blackshaw
on behalf of Health Education England

Since 2013, Jamie has led 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. In addition, to Jamie’snutrition expertise, he also studiedfor aMSc in Health Policy, graduating with distinction from Imperial College London. Jamie was awarded the Nutrition Society’s Public Health Nutrition Medal 2015, in recognition of excellence in public health nutrition.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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