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: New childhood obesity data from NHS Digital

“The ever-increasing number of children living with obesity is a clear reflection of the unhealthy wider environment that pushes us towards sugary and fatty food and drinks. But we can do something about this. We need to start with reducing the number of junk food...

National Childhood Obesity Data: The Same Devastating Story

“Each year the childhood obesity statistics tell the same devastating story. Obesity continues to rise and it’s the children from the most deprived backgrounds who have the odds stacked against them. Nearly one in ten children are obese when they first start school...