Speakers: Caroline Hancock from the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, Department of Health and Social Care; Paul Sharpe, Slimming World
19 July 2022
All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood
Chair: Steve McCabe MP
- Caroline Hancock, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, Department of Health and Social Care, supported by Paul Niblett and Alison Gahagan
- Paul Sharpe, Slimming World
As this was a Zoom meeting we are able to share a recording instead of the usual meeting notes.
Order and Timings:
00:00 Steve McCabe MP – Chair’s introduction
03:24 Caroline Hancock, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, Department of Health and Social Care (slides can be downloaded here)
18:37 Paul Sharpe, Slimming World
25:50 Questions and Discussion
30:00 Kim Leadbeater MP invites APPG members to get in touch with thoughts, evidence, priorities on the subject of Child Obesity to inform work she is doing
You should also be able to read and follow the chat flow which has further questions and responses.
Links from the chat
Dr Aric Sigman spoke about the links between discretionary screen time and obesity and has provided links to research here.
Kim Leadbeater MP asked for input to work she is doing on what needs to be done cross-departmentally to tackle obesity, and invites your thoughts, evidence, comments and suggestions here.
Caroline Hancock’s slides showing the NCMP data are here.
From Mary Lubrano, Association of Play Industries: A report published by the Association of Play Industries (API) and authored by Aric – A Movement for Movement – is available on the API site and expands upon a lot of the points he makes about recreational screen time + obesity.
From Alison Gahagan: Colleagues interested in the Childs and Young Persons voice may be interested in work the RCPCH did a couple of years ago https://stateofchildhealth.rcpch.ac.uk/voice-matters/ consultation with a lot of children in this context.