Barnet Council is inviting residents to take part in a healthy weight survey and in doing so, influence the borough’s public health priorities for years to come.

Everyone is welcome to take part in the questionnaire at – the closing date is Monday next week (3 December). No personal information will be collected as part of the survey, so the information residents provide will be anonymous.

Research shows that peoples’ lifestyles are influenced by the environments in which they live, work, study and play. This, in turn, has an impact on their ability to maintain a healthy body weight.

They council would like to hear residents’ perceptions and experiences of maintaining a healthy body weight, and how this can be influenced by their physical and social environment.

This will inform the council’s new healthy weight action plan, shaping health priorities for the coming years.

Councillor Caroline Stock, Chairman of the Barnet Council Health & Wellbeing Board, said: “We want Barnet to be one of London’s healthiest boroughs, but we need your help. Please take part in our survey so we can provide a tailored public health service that best suits the needs of our residents. We’d love to hear from you.”

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