Skip to main content

Obesity: Disadvantaged

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 85194, tabled on 1 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to tackle the (a) regional and (b) socioeconomic inequalities that contribute to obesity.

Answered on

9 December 2021

We have regular discussions with Cabinet colleagues on improving the health and wellbeing of the nation including tackling disparities that contribute to obesity.

On 1 October 2021, we launched the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID). The OHID will work in partnership with national and local government, the National Health Service, the voluntary sector, industry and the wider public health system to systematically tackle the top preventable health challenges, such as obesity and smoking, improving the public’s overall health and tackling health disparities.