Impact assessment

Childhood obesity plan for action chapter 2: equality assessment

How part 2 of the government's childhood obesity plan affects people with protected characteristics.



This paper examines the effects of the policy intentions set out by the government in Childhood obesity: a plan for action, chapter 2 on people with protected characteristics.

This is in accordance with our duties under the Equality Act 2010.

Published 30 August 2018
Last updated 27 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Figure 1 on page 7 has been updated to reflect that the prevalence of obesity is 17.7% in white British children in year 6. Paragraphs 3.4 and 3.5 on page 4 have been updated to correct errors in the obesity prevalence figures for girls in year 6 and adults of different ages.
  2. Evidence added in footnote 9 to support point 3.10 about the statistically significant impact on children's food preferences and consumption that advertising high fat, salt and sugar foods has. Presentational changes made to other footnotes.
  3. First published.