Draft Guidance on the Obesity Risk Factor (NICE Guideline Consultation / BBC News)

Summary

The Centre for Public Health at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is developing a public health guideline on “Maintaining a healthy weight and preventing excess weight gain among children and adults”. It recommends children being encouraged to take TV-free days and / or limiting viewing two hours per day, more active travel, avoiding drinks with added sugar, limiting consumption of takeaways, cutting-down on alcohol consumption and calorific foods (such as fried foods, biscuits, sweets and full-fat cheese), and perhaps adopting a Mediterranean diet.

Read more: Maintaining a healthy weight and preventing excess weight gain among children and adults. NICE.

The draft guideline is available for consultation. This consultation closes on November 4th 2014.

Full Text Link

Reference

Maintaining a healthy weight and preventing excess weight gain among children and adults: draft guideline. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), September 23rd 2014.

There is supporting evidence / documentation, for experts and people who intend to contribute to the consultation:

  1. Cost Effectiveness Report. (Note: Many of these links are not working yet).
  2. Healthy Weight: Evidence Statements.
  3. Healthy Weight. Review 1: Main Report.
  4. Healthy Weight. Review 1: Appendix A-D.
  5. Healthy Weight. Review 1: Appendix E.
  6. Healthy Weight. Review 1: Appendix F.
  7. Healthy Weight. Review 2: Main Report.
  8. Healthy Weight. Review 2: Appendix.

A readable BBC News overview:

Full Text Link

Reference

Briggs, H. (2014). Limit TV to help fight obesity, says NICE. London: BBC Health News, September 22nd 2014.

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