Childhood Obesity Strategy

We Need A Plan To Address Child Holiday Hunger In Our Communities

Sharon Hodgson | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Politics
Sharon Hodgson

As Chair of the APPG on School Food, child holiday hunger has been an area I have championed for a number of years now. But, sadly, I have been met with the argument that once the school gates lock for the school holidays, it is none of our business about how a child eats, or doesn't in some cases.

The government should do everything in its power to tackle the obesity crisis

Professor Parveen Kumar | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK
Professor Parveen Kumar

Given the UK has one of the highest levels of obesity in Western Europe with one in three children overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school, the government should be doing everything in its power to tackle this problem. Instead it rowed back on its promises by announcing a weak plan rather than the robust strategy it promised.

We're Giving Our Children a Head Start in the Race Towards Illness and Premature Death

Dr Richard Vautrey | Posted 22.07.2017 | UK
Dr Richard Vautrey

The reality is that children are getting fatter because they live in a society that encourages weight gain and obesity. Poor diet has become a feature of our children's lives, with junk food more readily available, and food manufacturers bombarding children with their marketing every day for food and drinks that are extremely bad for their health.