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Communities must help tackle obesity

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NICE has published a pathway which sets out how local communities can work together to prevent overweight and obesity, with support from local organisations and networks.

The institute says public health teams should identify and work with obesity ‘champions' in local authority and NHS strategy groups, who have a particular interest or role in preventing obesity.

Public health co-ordinators should establish methods for involving business and social enterprises in the implementation of a local obesity strategy.

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