Obesity: Children

Health written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Diane Abbott Diane Abbott Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what comparative assessment he has made of rates of childhood obesity in the UK and other European countries.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department has not undertaken a comparative assessment of childhood obesity rates in the United Kingdom and other European countries.

The National Obesity Observatory has produced a paper which sets out international comparisons of childhood obesity prevalence. This includes information on prevalence in a number of European countries. This information is available at:


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