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Recommendations for needs assessment work

Background papers: Lifestyle and wider determinants :: Healthy weight [Update in progress] :: Diet and physical activity :: Recommendations for needs assessment work

• Evidence of effectiveness of interventions to tackle obesity is lacking and more research is required to understand the cost effectiveness of different interventions over the longer term.
• Currently there are no suitable methods for collecting comprehensive local data on diet and nutrition and physical activity.
• There are specific gaps in knowledge concerning intakes of fat, sugar and salt and issues relating to access to an affordable healthy diet.
• Potential for introduction of Supplementary Planning Resources to support healthy lifestyles.