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Local authorities told to come up with local solutions to childhood obesity

The government has announced a new programme to develop local solutions to childhood obesity that can be shared across the country.

The three-year programme forms part of the second chapter of the government’s childhood obesity plan, launched in the summer, which included the aim to halve childhood obesity by 2030. One in three children leaves primary school overweight or obese.

All councils will be invited to apply to the programme and set out their proposals. Up to 12 local authorities will be supported to develop plans, five of which are expected to receive backing next spring.