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Obesity: Children

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 7650, tabled on 24 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of his Department's policy, Childhood obesity: a plan for action.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

30 January 2020

Through the three chapters of ‘Childhood obesity: a plan for action’ we are delivering a wide range of measures to reduce childhood obesity. We have seen important successes including the average sugar content of drinks subject to the soft drinks industry levy decreasing by 28.8% between 2015 and 2018, and significant investment being made in schools to promote physical activity and healthy eating.

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