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Healthy Lifestyles

The Northern Healthy Lifestyle Partnership is a multi-sector and multi-disciplinary group responsible for the local delivery of the regional strategy: Fitter Futures for All – Preventing and addressing overweight and obesity in Northern Ireland 2012 -2022.

Fitter Futures for All Strategy

Five percent of Primary one pupils were classified as obese in 2016/2017 within the Northern Trust (Child Health System).

In 2017/2018 almost 25 per cent of Year 8 pupils in the Northern Trust were either overweight or obese, (Public Health Nursing).

According to the Northern Ireland Health Survey 2017/2018:

  • 27% of children and young people aged 2-15 years are overweight/obese
  • 64 % of adults aged 16 years and over or overweight or obese

Following a healthy balanced diet and living an active lifestyle will help you maintain a healthy body weight. This page has some useful links and tips for anyone wishing to live a healthier lifestyle.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has defined Obesity as: “the abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health” (WHO 2018).

The Northern Healthy Lifestyle Partnership Terms of Reference and current membership are available for further information.


Related links

Northern Trust Dietetic Services



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