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Tackling Childhood Obesity

EDM number 1064 in 2012-13, proposed by Keith Vaz on 12/02/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Children and families, Health education and preventive medicine and Obesity.

That this House welcomes the report Averting A Recipe for Disaster which calls for a food manifesto for the under fives to tackle the growing problemof poor nutrition and obesity in children; notes that an estimated 60 per cent of men and 50 per cent of women could be obese by 2050 if no action is taken; further notes that diet-related illness already costs the NHS nearly 6 billion per year; recognises that as a nation we must improve our children's relationship with food if we are to prevent this obesity epidemic; and calls on the Department for Education to consider implementing the report's recommendations to make cooking in schools compulsory, to extend nutritional advice, free food items and vitamins to more new mothers and to give a free breakfast to every child.

This motion has been signed by a total of 34 MPs.

Keith Vaz12/02/2013Leicester EastLabourProposed
Bob Russell12/02/2013ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Andrew George12/02/2013St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mark Durkan12/02/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
John Leech13/02/2013Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Virendra Sharma13/02/2013Ealing, SouthallLabourSeconded
Margaret Ritchie13/02/2013South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jim Shannon13/02/2013StrangfordDUPSigned
Alan Meale13/02/2013MansfieldLabourSigned
Martin Caton13/02/2013GowerLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds13/02/2013Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Mary Glindon13/02/2013North TynesideLabourSigned
David Simpson14/02/2013Upper BannDUPSigned
Paul Flynn14/02/2013Newport WestLabourSigned
Grahame Morris25/02/2013EasingtonLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz25/02/2013Walsall SouthLabourSigned
David Ward25/02/2013Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock25/02/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins25/02/2013Luton NorthLabourSigned
Mark Williams25/02/2013CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Lady Hermon26/02/2013North DownIndependentSigned
Jim Dobbin26/02/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson27/02/2013Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Ian Lavery27/02/2013WansbeckLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi27/02/2013Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Katy Clark27/02/2013North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Roger Williams27/02/2013Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair McDonnell27/02/2013Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
William McCrea27/02/2013South AntrimDUPSigned
Naomi Long27/02/2013Belfast EastAllianceSigned
George Galloway28/02/2013Bradford WestRespectSigned
David Anderson28/02/2013BlaydonLabourSigned
Michael Crockart05/03/2013Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell22/03/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned

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