Nutrition and obesity

One in three children in the UK are obese by age 9. This increase is leading to more cases of type 2 diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure in children. We campaign for politicians to tackle it and help deal with the serious clinical and family consequences for those treating or suffering from related conditions.
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It's one of the biggest public health threats facing the UK and the largest human-generated burden on the economy after smoking.
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These include an ongoing evaluation of the soft drinks industry levy, creating safe places for children to walk, cycle and play and making every contact count.
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Its benefits are beyond question, but rates in the UK remain low. We support national policies conducive to breastfeeding as well as advice and support to new parents.

What do you think of sugar?

We asked the children at Christopher Hatton primary school earlier this year. Here's what they had to say!

News on obesity and nutrition

Campaigning

We are part of the Obesity Health Alliance, a coalition of over 40 organisations with expertise in tackling obesity. Our calls to action include our push to restricting junk food advertising before the 9pm watershed.

Growth is an important indicator of a child's health. Our charts allow health professionals to plot and measure your child's height and weight from birth to young adulthood.

Resources on nutrition and obesity