OHA NEWS

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...

Push ahead with consultations to ensure children grow up healthy

Responding to the news that the food industry is asking the Government to delay ongoing and upcoming consultations, Caroline Cerny, Alliance Lead said: The Government has made a commitment to halve childhood obesity by 2030 and this target will not be met without...