4.1 Healthy Weight

Healthy Weight

The Yorkshire and Humber region faces major public health challenges in relation to overweight and obesity. 

The purpose of the Healthy Weight Compendium of projects is to highlight completed, ongoing and future work within the ‘Healthy Weight’ work stream of the Public Health and Inequalities Theme of CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber. 
 
Many of these projects were conceived and delivered as part of the two previous CLAHRCs, South Yorkshire and Leeds, York, Bradford. The research and potential for evidence-based interventions within the Healthy Weight work stream encompasses all aspects of weight from underweight to morbid obesity.

Please contact Professor Paul Bissell or Dr Annette Haywood if you have any queries regarding the Healthy Weight workstream


Recent events

NIHR CLAHRC for Yorkshire and the Humber runs a series of networking events for local authority and health professionals, researchers and other stakeholders around weight management. The events aim to develop opportunities for undertaking applied research and evidence based implementation in the region.

We recently showcased some of the cutting edge research being undertaken by doctoral students and other researchers who are working in the area of weight and obesity across Yorkshire and Humber. Their presentations are attached here.  

HealthyWeight Networking Group Presentation - Caroline Weir

Exploring the Need for Nutritional Interventions in Adolescent Pregnancies - Katie Marvin Dowle

Severe Obesity in Adolescents; A novel approach to tackling the issue ... - Lindsey Reece




Useful resources

An evaluation of the impact of a Weight Management programme for obese women, delivered in an antenatal healthcare setting: FINAL REPORT