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Healthy Weight Strategy Lived Experience Panel

Healthy Weight Strategy Lived Experience Panel

The Obesity Health Alliance is working with a group of academic and policy experts to develop a long-term strategy to help more people be a healthy weight. This strategy will focus on policy change and will cover both prevention and treatment. Read more about the...

The Role of Supermarkets in Helping us be Healthy

The Role of Supermarkets in Helping us be Healthy

We are living through the worst public health crisis in a generation, the likes of which most of us in the UK will not have experienced before. The coronavirus pandemic is having an impact on all aspects of our lives, not least the food and drinks we are eating. What...

A Christmas Wish-List from the Obesity Health Alliance

All we want for Christmas is…. The opportunity for every child to be a healthy weight. That’s not too much to ask for. And while making our Christmas wish come true may be out of the hands of a certain man in a red suit, there are certainly a few gifts the new...

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...

Statement: prevention green paper

“We are pleased to see the Government announce further plans as part of their commitment to halve childhood obesity by 2030. These proposals address important areas such as the content and marketing of infant food and clear labelling to support families to understand...

Statement: The soft drinks industry levy

“The soft drinks industry levy certainly had a huge impact on the behaviour of sugary drinks manufacturers – half reduced sugar in their drinks before it was introduced in April 2018, removing the equivalent of 45 million kg of sugar. Meanwhile voluntary programmes...