National childhood measurement programme data 2020/21 – OHA response

This new data highlights the need for a relentless drive on improving children’s health. In particular we need an intense focus on closing the gap between the most and least deprived to ensure every single child has an equal chance to grow up healthy. Childhood...
Letter to The Times – 18th December 2020

Letter to The Times – 18th December 2020

The following letter was sent to The Times in response to an op-ed by an employee of the Adam Smith Institute ‘Think Tank’ on 16th December. Dear Sir, Morgan Schondelmeier’s article for Times Red Box (Obesity: online ban for high-fat foods is not the...

Response to Calorie Reduction Targets

In response to Public Health England’s publication of calorie reduction guidelines for the food industry, Caroline Cerny, Alliance Lead at the Obesity Health Alliance said: “It’s much harder to eat healthily when so much of the food available to us is over-loaded with...

Letter published in The Times – 11 July, 2020

“Dear Sir,  While we welcome a renewed government focus on reducing obesity, failing to include a policy that stops junk food adverts being shown on TV and online before the 9pm watershed, would be a serious error. Adverts for unhealthy food dominate prime-time...