Change4Life has become one of the most instantly recognisable brands in health improvement. It enjoys high levels of trust and involvement from both the public and private sectors.
Change4Life’s ambition is to create a movement in which everyone in society plays their part, helping to create fundamental changes to those behaviours that can help people lead healthier lives.
Charities help champion healthy living
As part of this, the Department of Health invited Diabetes UK, Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation to work together to raise awareness of the link between obesity and heart disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes.
Link between obesity and Type 2 diabetes
Latest statistics show that over 80 per cent of people - four out of five - with Type 2 diabetes are overweight at time of diagnosis. And with increasing rates of childhood obesity, the situation does not appear to be improving.
Our chance to raise awareness
This campaign is therefore our opportunity to raise awareness of the link between Type 2 diabetes and lifestyle factors, and to be part of a unique campaign that sees three leading charities working together with a mutual goal – that is, to highlight the serious consequences if trends around childhood obesity continue as they are.
How we can help you
In this section, you’ll find tips for parents on children’s diet and lifestyle. There are also links to other parts of the Diabetes UK website for relevant information about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and the differences between them.
We also link to lots of tasty, healthy recipes for kids to enjoy with the whole family.
Watch this space
We’ll keep updating this section as the campaign develops, so look out for further updates.