The Department has worked with a wide range of partners to reduce child obesity including Public Health England and NHS England, and through a voluntary approach with industry. Key initiatives have included Change4Life, the National Child Measurement Programme, Change4Life Sports Clubs and School Sports Funding.
Tackling obesity, particularly in children, is one of this Government’s major priorities. Progress has been made in recent years, but we know we have much further to go. We will put forward our plans in due course.
Local authorities are responsible for improving public health at local levels including tackling child obesity. They are supported by national bodies, including Public Health England, to help with evidence and advice, and create social marketing campaigns to support behaviour change.