Working Group Reports

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for a Fit and Healthy Childhood regularly produces wide-ranging reports which aim to assist policy-makers to reach decisions based on best evidence. The reports are below, listed in reverse chronological order. Click the report name to download it.

All reports are sponsored, but sponsors neither request nor receive approval of report contents. Producing reports is not possible without their financial support and we are extremely grateful for their generosity. If you are interested in sponsoring a report please read this note and contact Phil Royal, Head of Secretariat, for more information.

Each report is produced by a sub-group of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood, working with an independent Chair. The working group is comprised of volunteers from the APPG who have expressed an interest in the topic under scrutiny. The role of the Chair is to administer the group, draft the report, and ensure that the content meets the required standards for quality and objectivity. A list of contributors and their organisations can be found at the beginning of each report.

Report Title
19The Covid Generation: A Mental Health Pandemic in the Making
Press Release
The Impact Assessment
MQ Mental HealthApril 2021
17bIn the Wake of a Pandemic: Dietary Patterns and Impact on Child Health After Covid-19
Press Release
Quorn FoodsSept 2020
17aEmerging Dietary Patterns: Impact on Child Health
Press Release
Quorn FoodsSept 2020
16Wellbeing and Nurture: Physical and Emotional Security in Childhood
The Press Release
Liverpool John Moores UniversityJuly 2020
15   Healthy Families: The Present and Future Role of the Supermarket
The Press Release
The Impact Assessment
Slimming WorldFeb 2020
14Mental Health Through Movement
The Press Release
Bournemouth University
The University of Winchester
Oct 2019
13The Primary PE and Sport Premium
The Press Release
The Impact Assessment
University of Winchester, Sheffield Hallam University and Kingston UniversityFeb 2019
12Children’s Mental Health Beyond the Green Paper: the Role of Practice Based Evidence
The Press Release
Play Therapy UKJan 2019
11The Role of Marketing in Promoting a Fit and Healthy ChildhoodQuornNov 2018
10Mental Health in ChildhoodThe National Counselling SocietyJun 2018
9The Impact of Social and Economic Inequalities on Children’s HealthDanoneMar 2018
8Physical Activity in Early ChildhoodWater BabiesOct 2017
7Maternal ObesitySlimming WorldJun 2017
6Physical EducationWaitrose,  Mytime  Active  and Leisurelines  Ltd.Oct 2016
5Critique on the National Obesity FrameworkMytime Active, Quorn Foods, Slimming World and Danone NutriciaJan 2016
4PlayLeapfrog ToysOct 2015
3Food in Schools and the Teaching of FoodQuornJun 2015
2The Early YearsThe University of NorthamptonFeb 2015
1Healthy Patterns for Healthy FamiliesSlimming WorldOct 2014