Participants were asked to pledge actions and initiatives to take this forward. These are shown below.
"After today, I will...
Continue to be involved in and championing healthy weight – Dundee
Make links with relevant initiatives that I have heard about today
Encourage Dundee City Council to sign up to the Daily Mile for staff
Exercise more for me! Challenge my colleagues regarding healthy meetings, healthy choices at meetings/vending
Eat more home-made, sit less at work
Walk more, reduce unhealthy snacks
Link with other networks to encourage movement in change. Starting with me….. adding more support or links for my families to access healthy eating
Find ways to connect with healthy weight partners and consider Mental Health Issues surrounding obesity
Look at the way I support the families I work with who have weight issues
I pledge to advocate the need for “professional support” for Dundee take a Total Place/ Whole Systems approach to Healthy Weight which links to other health issues e.g. Mental Health
Discuss what I have learnt today with other team members and friends
Raise topics of healthy eating and exercise at local primary school parents groups
Speak to other organisations not worked with before
Continue to be open minded and challenge “traditional” ways of doing things
Review policies/ guidelines to take into account how best to promote and embed HWB in my setting
I will look at how our community garden can link up with other organisations. Impact – community market
Help connect people and ideas in the voluntary sector networks to strategic discussions about healthy weight actions
Wear my badge, keep the conversation going
Be more pro-active and make stronger connections to promote the work I do and make sure people know exactly what SM nutrition is all about – make key partners
Be pro-active in promoting healthy living within the school community – using and building on the links I have made today
Join the dots and make connections between different projects for Children and Families and how they influence healthy weight in Dundee
Consider what the Health and Wellbeing Executive Board can do to break down the barriers so we go beyond conventional thinking and promote a movement and genuine effective collective action
Share what I have learned today with my other networks and continue to engage with this group to facilitate change
Contribute to future discussions to help shape the future obesity improvement agenda in the community
Start a discussion with corporate services / meeting arrangers regarding us becoming a healthy meetings arranging organisation - especially we need to be setting examples where under our control
Start making connections with the public and voluntary organisations
Try to make more connections with all the other organisations/ individuals in the room to take part in more cross partnership working
Lead by example, share new learning and promote more positive choices in the workplace and personally
Get involved and contribute to this movement in any way I can to improve the lives of my local community
Blog about my reflections on the day. Contact other local groups to feature in our newsletter and blog – showcase good examples!
Write a blog to share with community, showcasing how technology/ gamification can help people live healthier lives
Further develop LACD’s physical activity programme (Fitness) to provide more opportunity for those under 16
Share learning from today with local food networks including, highlighting importance of technology and communication!
Use the fantastic support opportunities available in the community to help my patients make healthy family changes. I will do this by signposting and referring on more
Take back the information that I have learned today into school and look at our PSE programmes and add in more relevant topics about weight etc
Choose healthy options for myself and family
Invite links I have met to team meetings to expand understanding and development of healthy weight in Dundee
After today, take part in this movement, look into food law developments, promote healthy food environment in public sector, adopt whole systems thinking
Have an opportunity to promote healthy living at an early intervention. I recognise how all the small changes can lead to bigger sustainable changes
Spread the work that we must tackle obesity now. That we all will work together to take the actions to make it happen, I shall document and show what I will do
Be more motivated!
Listen to service users and communities to develop green spaces in the city and make them usable
Pursue healthy local food in all venues across Dundee
Access local produce, think more about what I eat and where I shop for the whole family, have made contact with many people and made connections which I will engage with in my day to day work
Raise these issues at the next meeting of Dundee Cycling Forum; - how can cycling be part of the solution of ‘designing healthy weight’ in Dundee?? Raise these issues, especially lack of engagement in our schools, with a senior member of the Schools Directorate in Dundee
Walk more, make healthier eating choices
Use my position to advocate in support of all the organisations represented today who are facing organisational/ cultural barriers to their work
< my sedentary behaviour at work, wear my badge with pride
Work to identify information that will aid healthy weight initiatives, and to share this as fully open and accessible data for all
Continue to deliver community cook-it to encourage others to deliver cooking skills courses that are following nutritional guidelines
Continue to advocate for a health inequalities/ poverty response to promoting healthy weight in Dundee, in conjunction with population/ system wide approaches
Join the dots and develop partnerships to integrate nutrition and physical activity
From a personal perspective I will speak to local allotment owners about the potential to be part of this movement. From a professional perspective I will champion this movement with the services I work with
Go back to work and feedback that weight is a complex thing. It’s not about rocket science.
Go back and reflect on the connections I made and make some calls to get collaboration working going.
Link with Dundee bairns to find out if there are opportunities to link. The provision of food with cooking together i.e. could families work for their ‘supper’