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Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions the Government has had on plans to promote healthy eating; and with whom. (83750)

As part of the obesity prevention programme, the Government have a well developed stakeholder engagement process to promote healthy eating. The Department has been working closely with a development group of about 40 stakeholders drawn from the non-government organisations, physical activity, food manufacturing and food retailing sectors. The group also includes the frontline services within the national health service, local government, and the Departments for Culture, Media and Sports, for Education and Skills, for Transport and for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The work of the Department is well informed by an expert review group of leading experts from the fields of behavioural psychology, nutrition and physical activity.