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Obesity: Mass Media

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 112090, tabled on 5 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of media representation of obesity on the stigma associated with living with overweight or obesity.

Answered on

17 November 2020

The Department recognises the stigma associated with living with overweight and obesity. Our focus is on tackling the causes of obesity, improving diets and preventing ill health. We have been careful to consider the views of mental health charities and experts as we developed our plans for implementing the obesity strategy and we will continue to listen going forwards.

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