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Obesity Awareness Week – 9th – 15th January 2017

9 January 2017

Obesity Awareness Week – 9th – 15th January 2017

As part of Obesity Awareness Week, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging everyone to try to cook healthier recipes, cut out snacks and get a bit more active.  The Health Survey for Northern Ireland 2015/16 shows that 60% of adults are overweight or obese, with men (65% overweight or obese) tipping the scales over women (57%).  Caroline Bloomfield, Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Senior Manager at the PHA, said: “At this time of year, many of us are looking at what we can do to be that little bit healthier, so the PHA is offering top tips on how you can make a difference with some simple steps” For information on choosing healthier food options, cooking healthy recipes and getting more active, visit

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