The Department of Health and Social care (DHSC) has announced £100 million of government support to help those living with obesity to lose weight as part of the obesity strategy announced in July 2020. This includes the establishment of an obesity taskforce, spearheaded by Sir Keith Mills. Sir Keith will support the Government to develop innovative approaches with public and private partners that use incentives to help people make healthier choices.
Over £70 million will be invested into weight management services such as digital apps, weight management groups, individual coaches and specialist clinical support. The remaining £30 million will fund initiatives to help people maintain a healthy weight and upskill healthcare professionals to support families with children lead healthy lives.
The FDF shared the following media statement