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.
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.