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The Child’s Obesity Strategy. How our young people would solve the childhood obesity crisis

Authors/ source/ publisher
RSPH, the Youth Health Movement and Slimming World
Date added to library 27 June 2016
Year published
2016
Abstract
A new report, published by RSPH, the Youth Health Movement and Slimming World, is calling for a ban on fast food takeaway deliveries to schools and the introduction of new initiatives such as film-style classifications on unhealthy food and a loyalty card to reward healthy food choices, as part of a raft of ideas put forward by young people to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic. 
 
Nearly one in five 10-11 year olds (19.1%) are obese, and the Government’s childhood obesity strategy has been promised this summer. However, this is the first time that young people have been asked for their views on the issue.