Lisa Cameron – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lisa Cameron on 2016-09-09.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Government’s recently-published childhood obesity action plan, how he plans to work with the public health community to ensure that approaches to reduce child obesity are evidence-based.

Nicola Blackwood

The policies in the plan are informed by the latest research and evidence, including from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition report Carbohydrates and Health, Public Health England’s evidence package Sugar reduction: the evidence for action, other government departments, debates in this House and various reports from key stakeholders including the Health Select Committee.

In delivering the plan, we will continue to work with the public health community and other partners to ensure implementation is aligned to our proposals.

Copies of Carbohydrates and Health and Sugar reduction: the evidence for action are attached and are available at: