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Evidence of what works

Background papers: Lifestyle and wider determinants :: Healthy weight [Update in progress] :: Diet and physical activity :: Evidence of what works

Relevant evidence and guidance includes:

NICE (2008) PH11 Guidance for midwives, health visitors, pharmacists and other primary care services to improve the nutrition of pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and children in low income households.

NICE (2010) PH27 Weight management before, during and after pregnancy

Start Active, Stay Active: a report on physical activity for health from the four home countries' Chief Medical Officers (DH, 2011)

NICE (2007) PH6 Behaviour change

NICE (2006) PH2 Four commonly used methods to increase physical activity

NICE (2008) PH6 Physical activity and the environment

NICE (2009) PH17 Promoting physical activity for children and young people

NICE (2008) PH13 Promoting physical activity in the workplace

NICE are currently developing a number of pieces of Public Health guidance related to obesity. Updates can be found by following the links below: Obesity - working with local communities

Physical activity advice in primary care

Walking and cycling