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A guide to support place-based solutions.

Public Health England’s Whole systems approach to obesity: a guide to support local approaches to promoting a healthy weight is a professional resource that is designed to support local action to address obesity. 

The guide describes a practical ‘how to’ process, which can enable local authorities, and their partners, to start creating their own local whole systems approaches to reducing obesity and promoting a healthy weight. It can also support local areas who have already started this journey. This guide has valuable lesson that can be applied in other jurisdictions, including Australia and can be used to support place-based working to create a whole systems approach to preventing obesity.