The Role Of Obesity Strategies

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Another obesity strategy has been published in October 2011 ‘Healthy Lives, Healthy People: A call to action on obesity in England’, with a new target in reducing the excess weight of the adults by 2020. The strategy stated obesity is everyone’s concern and each individual is responsible for their own health and change their behaviour to lose health (DOH 2011). Additionally, researchers found obesity is strongly linked to increased food portions, food type, food packing and labelling. Food labelling describes as a label found on a food packaging or drink products which contain information about the nutritional value, including a number of calories, fats and list of ingredients (NHS Choice 2016b). The food label must be clear, easy to read …show more content…
Health promotion is focused on enabling individuals to take more control over their health and its determinants, to improve and manage it (Naidoo and Will 2010). A nurse has different roles in enhancing the health of the public such as educator, communicator, researcher, advocate and counsellor (Stanhope and Lancaster 2008). A nurses have to help individuals to set a long-term weight management goal this includes therapeutic lifestyle changes of increasing physical activity, eating healthy food and reducing calorie intake (PHE 2016e). However, the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) (2016) highlights that the nurse should have appropriate training and experiences to promote a positive lifestyle and provide nutritional education and weight counselling. A nurse can make use of the supportive and motivational approach to help individuals achieve their goal of losing weight (Dean 2014). Nurses are in the position of providing education to inform people that obesity can lead to a chronic health condition and can be avoided with a healthy lifestyle (Ewles and Simnett 2010). This allows obese individuals to made aware of a positive implication of the healthy lifestyle (PHE 2016d). Despite the education that changes in a lifestyle is a most effective way

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