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Obesity Public Health News

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Public Health England has published a paper following a recent study, commissioned by consultancy firm McKinsey and Company, examining the evidence linking obesity and disability in children and young people, the paper reveals obesity has the second-largest economic impact on the UK behind smoking.
More than 2.1 billion people around the world – or nearly 30 per cent of the global population – are overweight or obese, with the figure set to rise to almost half of the world’s adult population by 2030, according to the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), which produced the report. The full report can be read here

There is no singular way to provide a remedy to the problem but the report uncovered 18 intervention areas most of which we think Dig It Projects work can assist
Here at Dig It, we like to begin to educate children and parents at the grassroots level about the benefits of healthy eating and the importance of learning where our food comes from. Modern pre-packed society would have our children believe that food comes from shops rather that grown in the ground
We can start by introducing healthier projects into schools and community networks to highlight the benefits of eating a healthier diet and way of life through developing garden areas in which to grow fresh fruit and vegetables which can be accessed by all. We can provide workshops and lesson plans for teachers and deliver them to schools and community groups

By doing this we will provide the life skills and knowledge to take forward and use for the rest of their lives. Without providing these types of facilities and knowledge, the children of today will become another statistic of tomorrow.
We need to protect the future of ourselves as well as our children and to take control of our own destiny and health issues, whilst also taking the strain off the NHS to be able to concentrate on other health issues.
At Dig It Projects we believe that we can help address these issues by developing growing areas and providing the necessary training and knowledge to combat current obesity rates.