Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Children: Obesity

House of Lords written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to deal with childhood obesity.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

We will be publishing a document on obesity before the summer that will set out how obesity will be tackled in the new public health and National Health Service systems, and the role of key partners.

We want people to know that they can change their own and their families' lifestyle and in doing so they can make a difference to their health. What the Government can do is give the public clear, consistent messages on why they should change their lifestyle, and how to do so; and put in place ways to make this easier. However, we cannot tackle obesity alone: it is an issue for society as a whole. We all have a role to play.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.