Children and Young People

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 17th March 2011.

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Photo of Jeremy Purvis Jeremy Purvis Liberal Democrat

Question S3W-40266

To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason the Fit4Fun programme, which has been tackling childhood obesity in the Borders, is having its funding reduced.

Photo of Shona Robison Shona Robison Scottish National Party

The Scottish Government does not fund the Fit4Fun programme directly, it is funded through monies allocated to NHS Borders for delivery of their Child Healthy Weight Intervention in support of the HEAT 3 target. Each health board in Scotland are allocated funding and the decision lies with them as to what programmes are put in place in their area, and the level of funding that the programmes receive.

The Heat 3 targets for each health board can be seen in the following table:

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NHS BoardTarget March 2011
Ayrshire and Arran420
Borders194
Dumfries and Galloway253
Fife414
Forth Valley580
Grampian607
Greater Glasgow850
Highland484
Lanarkshire1012
Lothian879
Orkney40
Shetland74
Tayside440
Western Isles70
Total6,317

All boards are expected to meet these targets, however it is up to them how they do that.

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