Stockton JSNA

Diet and nutrition

What are the key issues?

Breastfeeding rates are amongst the lowest in England and the gap between Stockton-on-Tees and England is widening.

At all ages, the proportion of people who are overweight and obese is higher than England.  Only one in five adults eats a healthy diet.

People in vulnerable groups and those with low incomes are at increased risk of having malnutrition from diet-related illness.

There are high rates of dental decay in children, which will be significantly influenced by diet.  There is a four-fold difference in decay rates between the best and worst wards.


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