…according to the latest report from the Local Government Association.
The House of Commons also released the report: House of Commons Health Committee Childhood obesity: Time for action. It includes reviews of recent reports, evidence from stakeholders and consideration of such factors as labelling and junk food advertising to children.
The official data used for measurement of childhood obesity is the National Child Measurement Programme. This has profiles of child weight by age and borough so it is possible to compare local areas.
Other useful resources include:
- NHS evidence: can be searched for examples of health programmes used by the NHS.
- UK government action plans
- Reports of case studies of efforts by local government to reduce obesity.
- NCB: has examples of programmes involving the voluntary sector and local government.
- The Children’s Food Trust: has surveys of children’s eating habits and examples of how to change eating behaviour.