Obesity: Health Education

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 26th July 2019.

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Photo of Eleanor Smith Eleanor Smith Labour, Wolverhampton South West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce obesity related stigma; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Our focus is on tackling the causes of obesity, improving diets and preventing ill health. Many of the measures in the chapters of the childhood obesity plan will have an impact on tackling obesity and improving diets across all age groups.

In addition, Public Health England encourages the population to follow a healthy balanced diet through the 5 A Day campaign, Change4Life and OneYou social marketing campaigns.

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