Taking On Obesity

Taking On Obesity

Scotland is second only to the United States in the obesity statistics. We are now the second most obese nation in the world! Out of a population of 5.295 million, the proportion of people aged 16 to 64 who were overweight or obese in Scotland is 52%. This means that there are 1,767,864 obese people in Scotland in the 16- 64 age range.

There are currently 260,000 school aged pupils are overweight in Scotland, obesity is one of Scotland’s biggest health challenges.

According to official Scottish Government figures from 2015:

  • obesity could be costing Scotland up to £4.6bn a year
  • this is putting a “significant and growing burden” on the nation
  • The government has described obesity as one of Scotland’s next big health challenges

We are taking on the obesity challenge. Watch out soon for details on a national campaign that we hope will go some way to changing our current culture and giving people in Scotland the opportunity to become healthier and fitter.