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Building the foundations - tackling obesity through planning and development

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England has one of the highest rates of unhealthy weight of other western countries. The prevalence of obesity in England has more than doubled in the last 25 years. And if we go on as we are, the rate of obese people is expected to double in the next 40 years. Obesity is a complex problem that requires action from individuals and society across multiple sectors.

This report builds on the learning and knowledge included in the TCPA's 2014 document ‘Planning healthy-weight environments'. Produced in partnership with PHE, the report identified a series of themes and more specific elements that help to create healthy-weight environments.

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