Yorkshire and Humber region currently has the highest prevalence of adult overweight and obesity in England (NHS digital 2019). Tackling obesity is now a Government priority given the association between COVID-19 infection and obesity (PHE 2020), and the publication of the new national obesity strategy (HM Government 2020). However, obesity is a highly complex multifaceted disease that requires cross sector collaboration, multi-disciplinary action (Foresight 2007). Effective regional action on obesity therefore requires the collaboration of all relevant stakeholders from across policy, practice, research and communities.
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