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Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to reduce levels of obesity. (220030)

In the six months since the £372 million Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: a Cross Government Strategy for England was published there has been substantial progress. The forthcoming progress newsletter Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: six months on, has been placed in the Library.

The newsletter highlights the steps forward for the next six months across all five themes of the Strategy: children, healthy growth and weight; promoting healthier food choices; building physical activity into our lives; creating incentives for better health; and personalised advice and support for all.