Obesity: Children

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Conservative, South West Bedfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Chapter 2 of the Childhood Obesity plan, what the timetable is for the consultation on a 9.00pm watershed on junk food adverts.

Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Conservative, South West Bedfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Chapter 2 of the Childhood Obesity Plan, what each of the 13 consultations arising from will consider.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

‘Childhood obesity: a plan for action, chapter 2’ announced seven consultations on: introducing a 9pm watershed on TV advertising of products high in fat salt and sugar (HFSS) and similar protection online; banning price promotions for HFSS products; banning location promotions for HFSS products; ending the sale of energy drinks to children, introducing consistent calorie labelling for the out of home sector in England; strengthening Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering Services; and revised plans to the Healthy Start vouchers to provide additional support to children from lower income families. All consultations will be launched before the end of 2018.

‘Childhood obesity: a plan for action, chapter 2’ is available at the following link:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/childhood-obesity-a-plan-for-action-chapter-2

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