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Obesity: Children

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 272951, tabled on 3 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for the implementation of the recommendations in chapter two of the Childhood Obesity Plan, published in June 2018; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

12 July 2019

As part of delivering measures outlined in chapter two of the childhood obesity plan, we have held consultations on ending the sale of energy drinks to children, calorie labelling in the out-of-home sector, restricting promotions of fatty and sugary products by location and by price, and introducing further advertising restrictions on TV and online for products high is fat, salt and sugar. The consultation on Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering Services runs until 13 August.

We have received a high level of responses to the consultations and it is important we take the time to consider them carefully before we set out further action.