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...

Statement: National Childhood Measurement Programme data

“Every child has the right to grow up healthy, but these data shows the stark reality is that children are being overwhelmed by a flood of unhealthy food in our environment. The number of children with a weight classified as severely obese is at an all-time high and...

Statement: CMO special report

“This bold report clearly lays out how our environment is flooded with unhealthy food and drink and how this is overwhelming families and damaging children’s health. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Professor Dame Sally tackles the issue head on with a series of...