Healthier Weight Strategy: Public Consultation

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Obesity is complex with many different causes, these can be genetic, psychological, sociocultural, economic and environmental, it is not as simple as eating too much and moving too little. The evidence is now clear that the biggest factor influencing weight is the environments in which people live. Research also shows that obesity affects some people more than others. This isn't because they are different as individuals or lack motivation or willpower. It is because the conditions of their lives are different.

To have a real impact on obesity, we need to work together to address it’s many root causes. Our draft Healthier Weight Strategy describes how we will work with our partners and communities to positively change the environmental and societal factors that drive obesity, through a whole systems approach. It also describes how we will work with residents in a compassionate and non-judgmental way and how we will strive to create an environment free from weight stigma.

This strategy is not something that can be delivered by one organisation alone and must be owned by the whole system that contributes to healthier weight to create meaningful and long-term change. That is why we are inviting members of the public and our stakeholders to have their say on the draft Healthier Weight Strategy for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

How to share your views

To share your views with us, please use the consultation survey form below and respond by Wednesday 31st January 2024.

We will review all of the responses to the survey and use them to inform the final version of the strategy.

Obesity is complex with many different causes, these can be genetic, psychological, sociocultural, economic and environmental, it is not as simple as eating too much and moving too little. The evidence is now clear that the biggest factor influencing weight is the environments in which people live. Research also shows that obesity affects some people more than others. This isn't because they are different as individuals or lack motivation or willpower. It is because the conditions of their lives are different.

To have a real impact on obesity, we need to work together to address it’s many root causes. Our draft Healthier Weight Strategy describes how we will work with our partners and communities to positively change the environmental and societal factors that drive obesity, through a whole systems approach. It also describes how we will work with residents in a compassionate and non-judgmental way and how we will strive to create an environment free from weight stigma.

This strategy is not something that can be delivered by one organisation alone and must be owned by the whole system that contributes to healthier weight to create meaningful and long-term change. That is why we are inviting members of the public and our stakeholders to have their say on the draft Healthier Weight Strategy for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

How to share your views

To share your views with us, please use the consultation survey form below and respond by Wednesday 31st January 2024.

We will review all of the responses to the survey and use them to inform the final version of the strategy.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We want you hear your views on the draft Healthier Weight Strategy for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. This survey will close on 31/01/2024.

    By completing the following survey you will be providing valuable responses to the draft strategy that will be used to inform the final version of the strategy. 

    Privacy Notice 

    We will use the information you provide to inform the Healthier Weight Strategy for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

    The Data Controller for the information you provide in this survey is Cornwall Council, New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY. Data Protection Registration Number: Z1745294. Once the survey has closed, your data will be held within Cornwall Council’s secure network and premises for up to 2 years. Where we ask you to supply personal data on this form, we will only make access to this data available to authorised members of staff who are required to process it for the purposes outlined in this privacy notice. Please note that other information you provide, such as responses to open questions, may be published in full.


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