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Two overweight people exercising in parkNational Obesity Observatory 
The main functions of the Obesity Observatory are to: provide an authoritative source of data and evidence on obesity, overweight and their determinants; co-ordinate surveillance on obesity and overweight, including working towards the commitment to monitoring made in the WHO European Charter on Counteracting Obesity; analyse surveillance and indicator data, and report on progress against the new ambition; provide guidance on assessing and evaluating pilots and demonstration sites in England; gather information on international best practice and developing links to the International Obesity Task Force, WHO, and other supranational bodies; provide technical support to the Expert Panel.

NHS Choices - Obesity 
NHS Choices is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare. The service is intended to help you make choices about your health, from lifestyle decisions about things like smoking, drinking and exercise, through to the practical aspects of finding and using NHS services in England when you need them.

Department of Health - Obesity 
The Department of Health (DH) exists to improve the health and wellbeing of people in England.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) - Obesity 
The NICE clinical guideline on the prevention, identification, assessment and management of overweight and obesity in adults and children covers: how staff in GP surgeries and hospitals should assess whether people are overweight or obese; what staff in GP surgeries and hospitals should do to help people lose weight; care for people whose weight puts their health at risk; how people can make sure they and their children stay at a healthy weight; how health professionals, local authorities and communities, childcare providers, schools and employers should make it easier for people to improve their diet and become more active.

World Health Organization - Obesity 
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Food Standards Agency - Obesity 
Eatwell is the Food Standards Agency's consumer advice and information site. It is packed with reliable and practical advice about healthy eating, understanding food labels and how what we eat can affect our health. The aim of the site is to help you make healthier choices, whether you are choosing what to eat or shopping for food.

HENRY - Health, Exercise, Nutrition for the Really Young 
HENRY is an exciting new initiative designed to tackle early childhood obesity by training community and health practitioners to work more effectively with parents and young families.

Obesity Learning Centre 
This website aims to share best practice, provide links to information, training and data on obesity. It has been developed to support people who work, either directly or indirectly, on promoting a healthy weight and tackling obesity.

Association for the Study of Obesity 
The ASO (Association for the Study of Obesity) is a charitable organisation that arranges and promotes accredited CPD events aimed at those working in or researching obesity. It also makes awards to celebrate excellence in the field.

 


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