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Supporting healthy weight in Shropshire – public and stakeholders urged to give their views

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A consultation has been launched to gather views to inform Shropshire’s forthcoming Healthy Weight Strategy.

The strategy will describe priorities based on local data, the views of residents and those who support their health and wellbeing in Shropshire.

The consultation process starts with two short online surveys. One survey is aimed at members of the public and the other is intended for NHS, council and staff from stakeholder organisations such as voluntary and community groups.

Rachel Robinson, director of public health, said:

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of healthy weight to physical and mental health and wellbeing. Being an unhealthy weight has potentially serious consequences for health leading to a number of diseases and complications.

We want to do all we can to help the Shropshire population to achieve a healthy weight, so please share your views – they will make an essential contribution to development of our strategy.

I would encourage everyone who can to complete the survey which should take about 15 minutes.

Further information including links to both surveys can be found here. You have until October 31 to respond.

Feedback received from Shropshire people and stakeholders will inform the draft Healthy Weight Strategy, which will be made available for further consultation.