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Starting and staying healthy and safe

The foundations of good health and well-being are laid at the start of life in pregnancy, childhood, adolescence and the teenage years.

“What happens during these early years (starting in the womb) has lifelong effects on many aspects of health and well-being – from obesity, heart disease and mental health, to educational achievement and economic status” ‘Fair Society, Healthy Lives’ (The Marmot Review).

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