Policy paper

Childhood obesity: time for action report – government response

The government’s response to the House of Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee report 'Childhood obesity: Time for action'.



This command paper sets out the government’s response to the conclusions and recommendations in the Health and Social Care Select Committee’s report ‘Childhood obesity: Time for action’.

The committee’s report covered the following areas:

  • a whole systems approach
  • marketing and advertising
  • price promotions
  • early years and schools
  • takeaways
  • fiscal measures
  • labelling
  • support for children living with obesity

The government’s response addresses each of these areas.

Published 30 January 2019