Obesity: Children

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

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Photo of Sue Hayman Sue Hayman Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will include a target to reduce childhood obesity inequality in the Green Paper on Prevention.

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

In the second chapter of the childhood obesity plan, published in June 2018, we have set a bold ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030 and significantly reduce the gap in obesity between children from the most and least deprived areas by 2030. Through chapter three of the childhood obesity plan, published on 22 July as part of ‘Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s’, we are looking at a range of further options to tackle obesity.

‘Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s’ is available at the following link:


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