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Obesity is not just a question of diet: What about getting active?

02 May 2018

DR UK ambassador Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is disheartened that Jamie Oliver’s obesity strategy fails to mention the role of physical activity and mental health.

Speaking in the Guardian, she says:

“Last Wednesday the leaders of the Labour, Scottish National, Lib Dem and Green parties sent a letter to the prime minister, coordinated by Jamie Oliver, calling for “a comprehensive strategy to tackle childhood obesity”. It included 13 recommendations, but there were two glaring omissions from the list: the role of physical activity, and improving mental health and wellbeing – a decision I find deeply disheartening in a “comprehensive” strategy.”

Disability Rights UK also seeks to improve the health and well-being of disabled people through physical activity.

Our Get Out Get Active (GOGA) programme supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together. One of our mentors has recently won a Torch Trust Trophy award for his Outstanding Contribution to Inclusivity.

Get Out Get Active (GOGA)

Our Get Yourself Active project aims to work with the health, social care and sports sectors to develop better opportunities for disabled people to get active. We believe that it is your right as a disabled person to be active in a way that is right for you, using your personal budget if you wish.

Get Yourself Active