Research and analysis: National Child Measurement Programme: childhood obesity

Public Health England

November 23
17:41 2020

Learning from local authorities with downward trends in childhood obesity

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This report, a set of practice examples researched by University College London and an executive summary by Public Health England identify common approaches being implementing by local authorities that had a small but significant 10-year downward trend in childhood obesity at the time the research was done. The findings show the value of engagement with and integration of the National Child Measurement Programme and the importance of addressing health inequalities with 76% having a focus on deprivation.

The local authority practice examples participating in this research have been grouped by PHE regions (documents to follow).

North of England:

  • Cheshire East
  • North Yorkshire
  • St Helens
  • Wakefield
  • Yorkshire East Riding


  • Coventry
  • Derbyshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Shropshire

South of England:

  • Oxfordshire
  • Portsmouth
  • Somerset
  • South Gloucestershire
  • Surrey
  • West Sussex

East of England:

  • Cambridgeshire
  • Central Bedfordshire
  • Essex
  • Hertfordshire
  • Luton
  • Peterborough


  • Hounslow
  • Lewisham
  • Redbridge
Published 23 November 2020

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