National Obesity Awareness Week 2015

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Access all the resources we launched throughout National Obesity Awareness Week 2015 (12 – 18 January) to highlight the impact of obesity on the NHS and why we need to take action now to lead healthier lifestyles.

Last week, we launched one resource per day to mark National Obesity Awareness Week.  Though the week is now over, the resources and messages can be carried throughout the year. 


  • Monday 12 January – an infographic highlighting key facts and figures about the impact of obesity on the NHS. 
  • Tuesday 13 January – an infographic highlighting the importance of physical activity for the NHS workforce.
  • Wednesday 14 January – top tips for NHS organisations on what you could do to promote environments that encourage physical activity
  • Thursday 15 January –  a video message from Olympic champion, Sally Gunnell OBE, talking about the benefits of physical activity for NHS staff. 
  • Friday 16 January – a video message from Olympic champion, Sally Gunnell OBE talking about why NHS organisations should support their staff to be more physical active. 

The NHS employs 1.35 million people, if we all took steps to be healthier and more physically active, it would have a big impact and shows a lead by example approach to our patients.

National Obesity Awareness Week is organised by the National Obesity Forum. As part of the week, people are encouraged to sign up to a “National New Year’s Resolution” where they pledge to make one sustainable change to help improve their health– whether that is eating more healthily or being more physically active. See the National Obesity Forum's website for details.

If you’re on Twitter use the hashtag #noaw to share your resolutions.

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