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What is MECC?

Encouraging people to make healthier lifestyle decisions by systematically promoting the benefits of healthy living:

  • Asking individuals about their lifestyle
  • Taking appropriate action (signposting, referrals etc)

Utilises day to day interactions


What lifestyle issues should be covered?

  • Diet: BMI, balanced diet, diabetic control, healthy weight loss.
  • Exercise: 30mins x 5 days per week
  • Alcohol: <14 units per week for M & F
  • Smoking: cutting down to quit 


Why is MECC important?

Education can help narrow health inequalities

Part of duty of care

Most serious illnesses caused by or perpetuated by unhealthy lifestyles