Wales: keeping people active to fight against obesity

05 March 2019

The Welsh Government is consulting on a programme of action to tackle obesity, branded the ‘greatest public health challenge facing our generation’ by health minister Vaughan Gething.

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Healthy weight: healthy Wales outlines actions to be taken to help people maintain a healthy weight – with a strong focus on prevention.

Steps include legislating on price promotions, calorie labelling on food eaten outside of the home, and introducing a range of programmes to create opportunities in daily life for people to be active.

The plan also includes measures to ensure that education, work and leisure facilities promote healthy eating and physical activity, and stronger support for early years and schools settings, focusing on the crucial first 1000 days and early years.

Gething said: ‘This government is not prepared to let a poor diet or physical inactivity be defining features in the lives of our children and young people.’

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