LGA calls for public health budget cuts to be reversed

12 June 2018

New analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) has found that the number of 10 and 11-year-old children classed as ‘severely obese’ in the final year of primary school is nearly double that of those in reception.

The LGA said that the figures should serve as a “wake-up call” for concerted action to tackle the obesity crisis.

It is calling for reductions in public health grants to be reversed and for councils to be empowered to tackle childhood obesity, including by having a say in how and where the Soft Drinks Industry Levy is spent and by being given new powers to ban junk food advertising near schools.

Find out more

See our Making the Health Case for SFC report by University of the West of England


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