08/09/20 – Child Obesity: Impact of the New Measures and Beyond

8 September 2020

All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood

‘Child Obesity: Impact of the new measures and beyond’

Chair: Steve McCabe MP


  • Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of the Leon restaurant chain and author of the recently-published, Government-commissioned, National Food Strategy that included many recommendations including a call for an expansion of free school meals and holiday hunger schemes.
  • Steve Brine MP. When he was a Minister, Steve wrote Theresa May’s Stage Two Obesity Plan that included the sugar tax on soft drinks. He has since said how important it was that the original strategy had been a child obesity strategy.
  • Diarmid Campbell-Jack, Associate Director for Policy and Research at Ecorys. Ecorys are currently evaluating  Government’s Holiday Activities and Food Programmes 2019 Scheme

As this was a Zoom meeting we are able to share a recording instead of the usual meeting notes.

You can access the recording here and Diarmid Campbell-Jack’s presentation slides are here.

Order and Timings:

00:00 Steve McCabe MP – Chair’s introduction

03:40 Henry Dimbleby

13:10 Steve Brine MP

23:10 Diarmid Campbell-Jack

35:20 Questions and Discussion

You should also be able to read and follow the chat flow which has further questions and responses.

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