Obesity: Children

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd October 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to propose urgent action nationwide to combat childhood obesity.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

We published Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives in July. The strategy demonstrates an overarching campaign to reduce obesity, takes forward actions from previous chapters of the childhood obesity plan, including our ambition to halve the number of children living with obesity by 2030, and sets our measures to get the nation fit and healthy, protect against COVID-19 and protect the National Health Service.

In addition, Public Health England launched the Better Health campaign, which calls on people to embrace a healthier lifestyle and to lose weight if they need to, supported by a range of evidence-based tools and apps providing advice on how to reduce the waistline.

A copy of Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives is attached.

Tackling Obesity (pdf, 277.3KB)

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