On 17 January 2019 the Welsh Government published its draft Healthy Weight: Healthy Wales strategy for consultation. The draft strategy seeks to prevent and reduce obesity in Wales. The consultation will close on 12 April 2019.
The Children, Young People and Education Committee has decided to consider the draft strategy from a children and young people’s perspective. The Committee does not intend to duplicate the Welsh Government’s consultation; rather, its aim is to ensure that, at this early stage in the development of an all-age policy, the specific needs of children and young people will be met.
On the 6 March the Committee engaged directly with a small group of relevant stakeholders. The issues identified by the stakeholders and Members were put to the Chief Medical Officer in a public session on 14 March.
The Committee’s consultation response will be submitted to the Welsh Government by 12 April.
Given the relevance of this work to the remit of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee, an open invitation has been extended to its members to participate in this work.
The Committee submitted its formal response to Welsh Government’s consultation on 11 April 2019
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First published: 22/01/2019
Decision due: Meeting Date by Children, Young People and Education Committee