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Childhood obesity: a plan for action


Department of Health (UK)

Subject Keywords: Overweight, Obesity, Child health, Sugar Content, Physical Activity. School, Diet, Eating habits, Fast Food, Takeaway, Unhealthy food, Drink
Topic: Obesity
Type: Strategy
Region: United Kingdom

The government’s plan to reduce England’s rate of childhood obesity within the next 10 years by encouraging:

  • industry to cut the amount of sugar in food and drinks
  • primary school children to eat more healthily and stay active



Rights: © Crown Copyright
Suggested citation:

Department of Health (UK). (2016) Childhood obesity: a plan for action [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 19th November 2019].


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