Obesity: Training

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 30th December 2020.

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Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Public Health and Primary Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with the Scottish Government on their strategy to reduce the prevalence of obesity and the potential opportunities for mutual learning; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Public Health and Primary Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to work collaboratively with the administrations in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland to reduce the prevalence of obesity.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Ministers and officials in the Department have regular discussions with their counterparts in the devolved administrations on improving the health and wellbeing of the nation, including on reducing obesity. Discussions include domestic strategies and the delivery of United Kingdom-wide measures in our obesity strategy, such as front of pack nutrition labelling on food and drink.

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