Progress on the Government's childhood obesity plan examined

25 October 2019

The Health and Social Care Committee hears from the former Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, from Public Health England, academics, campaigning groups and representatives from the Department for Health and Social Care and other departments with responsibility for policy areas relating to childhood obesity.


Tuesday 29 October in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 2.30pm

  • Professor Dame Sally Davies, Former Chief Medical Officer
  • Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive, and Dr Alison Tedstone, Chief Nutritionist, Public Health England

At 3.10pm

  • Caroline Cerney, Alliance Lead, Obesity Health Alliance
  • Professor Susan Jebb, Professor of Diet and Population Health, University of Oxford

At 3.50pm

  • 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
  • Nigel Adams MP, Minister for Sport, Media and Creative Industries, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
  • 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

Purpose of the session

The session will put key questions to investigate the progress that has been made 3 years on from the publication of the first chapter of the Government’s childhood obesity plan. The session will also consider what the Government's next steps should be to tackle this problem.

Further information

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