Obesity: Children

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 25th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the prevalence of obesity amongst children with special needs.

Photo of Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what action, if any, they are taking to reduce rates of obesity amongst 12–16 year olds with special needs.

Photo of Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

There has been no central assessment of the prevalence of obesity amongst children with special needs.

We published the second chapter of our world-leading childhood obesity plan in June 2018. This builds on the real progress we have made since the publication of chapter one in 2016, particularly in reformulation of the products our children eat and drink most. Measures in both chapters of our plan will help reduce obesity in people of all ages and abilities including those with special needs.

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