Policy paper

Childhood obesity: a plan for action

The government’s plan for action to significantly reduce childhood obesity by supporting healthier choices.



The government’s plan to reduce England’s rate of childhood obesity within the next 10 years by encouraging:

  • industry to cut the amount of sugar in food and drinks
  • primary school children to eat more healthily and stay active
Published 18 August 2016
Last updated 20 January 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added case studies describing the progress being made by schools, local councils and businesses.

  2. First published.