Obesity: Children

Department of Health written question – answered on 29 June 2015.

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Photo of Colleen Fletcher Colleen Fletcher Labour, Coventry North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce childhood obesity in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

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.

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