A new report shows that more than 100,000 people across the county are obese.

In Nottinghamshire one in ten people are seeing their GP for help with their obesity problems; a rise of more than 3,000 people since 2015.

In the city itself, the number of people seeing their GP about the issue has risen by almost 2,000 people in the past year, and that is even with a smaller sample size – this year’s figures take into account ages 18 and over, compared to the demographic before including 16 and 17-year-olds.

Another serious issue highlighted in the report by NHS Digital today is that almost a quarter of 11 year olds are now classed as obese in Nottinghamshire. Almost one in four year six children are obese, according to the latest figures from the National Child Measurement Programme.

The prevalence of obesity has increased from 2014/15 in year 6, and even children as young as 4-years-old, in reception. The statistics revealed that almost 10 per cent of children in reception have an obesity problem. Year 6 children are almost twice as high at 20 per cent.

Due to this, Nottingham City Council have introduced ChangePoint Nottinghamshire, a lifestyle weight management programme to help the people of Nottingham live a longer, healthier life.

Additionally, City Council are also enforcing how takeaways prepare their food so customers make healthier choices. The Healthier Options Takeaway scheme, abbreviated at HOT, are providing a variety of healthier options to takeaways to control peoples balanced diet. To find one near you, visit their website at http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/hot

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