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The RCP has welcomed some of the measures announced in the government's new obesity strategy but is concerned that there is too much focus on individual responsibility.
Professor Rachel Batterham, RCP special adviser on obesity and chair of our advisory group on nutrition, weight and health, responds to Unicef's report, The State of the World’s Chil
RCP president Professor Andrew Goddard has been appointed to the NHS' new NHS Assembly, a collaborative forum that will support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan.
The RCP is calling for obesity to urgently be recognised as a disease by government and the broader health sector, and warning that until this happens its prevalence is unlikely to be reduced.
Public opinion figures from the Obesity Health Alliance urges government to do more in tackling childhood obesity
The Obesity Health Alliance (OHA), a coalition of 30 national health charities, medical colleges and campaign groups, yesterday welcomed the announcement in the Budget of a tax on the soft drinks industry.