Health and Social Care Committee

Childhood obesity follow-up 2019 inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Due to the general election on 12 December 2019 the Committee has now closed this inquiry. Following the dissolution of Parliament on 6 November, all Select Committees will cease to exist until after the general election. If an inquiry on this subject is held in the future, the Committee may refer to the evidence already gathered as part of this inquiry.

Scope of the inquiry

The Health and Social Care Committee will be following up on its inquiry (Childhood obesity: Time for action), and its predecessor’s work (Childhood obesity: brave and bold action and Childhood obesity: follow-up) by holding an evidence session on childhood obesity.

Terms of reference

The committee invites submissions on the following areas:

  • Assessments of the Government’s progress in introducing measures to tackle childhood obesity
  • Views on the next steps that the Government should take

Latest evidence

  • 29 Oct 2019 - Childhood obesity follow-up 2019 - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF378 KB) HC 130 | Published 12 Nov 2019

    Evidence given by Professor Dame Sally Davies, Former Chief Medical Officer, Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive, Public Health England, Dr Alison Tedstone, Chief Nutritionist, Public Health EnglandCaroline Cerney, Alliance Lead, Obesity Health Alliance, Professor Susan Jebb, Professor of Diet and Population Health, University of OxfordNigel Adams MP, Minister for Sport, Media and Creative Industries, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, Jo Churchill MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care, Department of Health and Social Care, Jenny Oldroyd, Deputy Director, Obesity, Food and Nutrition, Department of Health and Social Care, Viscount Younger, Minister for Faith and Communities, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Andrew McCully, Director General for Early Years and Schools, Department for Education


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