Childhood obesity is reaching alarming proportions in many countries and poses an urgent and serious challenge. London is one of the worst cities in the World for childhood obesity even ahead of New York, Toronto and Sydney. Almost one in four children in Reception and more than one in three children in Year 6 are overweight or obese.
Childhood obesity: a plan for action
The government’s plan for action to significantly reduce childhood obesity by supporting healthier choices.
The government’s plan to reduce England’s rate of childhood obesity within the next 10 years by encouraging:
- industry to cut the amount of sugar in food and drinks
- primary school children to eat more healthily and stay active