The National Assembly for Wales’ Children and Young People Committee launched an inquiry into childhood obesity. Submissions were required by Friday 3rd May 2013. The remit was as follows: The overall aim of the inquiry is: To review the effectiveness of the Welsh Government’s programmes and schemes which are aimed at reducing the level of obesity in children in Wales and to identify areas where further action could be effective. The inquiry will cover lifestyle factors contributing to childhood obesity, the support available for overweight children and treatment (clinical and non-clinical) for obese children and their families. To assist with its inquiry, the Committee would welcome your views on any or all of the following points: 1) The extent of childhood obesity in Wales and any effects from factors such as geographical location or social background; 2) The measurement, evaluation and effectiveness of the Welsh Government’s programmes and schemes aimed at reducing the level of obesity in children in Wales specifically:
- Health related programmes including Change4Life, MEND,
- Programmes related to nutrition in schools including Appetite for Life,
- Cross cutting programmes for example leisure and sport related programmes (Creating an Active Wales); planning policy; and
Please login below or sign up to access the rest of this article.