Childhood Obesity

Health written question – answered on 11th May 2006.

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Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions she has had with (a) the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and (b) Sport England about programmes to reduce the levels of childhood obesity; and what the outcome was.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

Meetings between the Department and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to discuss programmes to reduce the levels of childhood obesity have taken place in November 2005 and March 2006. The aim of these meeting were to create a shared understanding of the relationship between key factors influencing levels of obesity and their elative importance and to build on this evidence to identify effective interventions.

No recent meetings have taken place with Sport England.

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