Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (133)

Denise Mitchell

Question:

133. Deputy Denise Mitchell asked the Minister for Health the work being undertaken regarding the report of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs on tackling childhood obesity; if he is satisfied with the recommendations contained in the report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52296/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The national Obesity Policy Implementation Oversight Group (OPIOG) established under the Chair of the Department of Health, is comprised of individuals from a range of Government Departments and Agencies. It is providing oversight to the implementation of the recommendations of the national Obesity Policy and Action Plan (OPAP). At its next meeting, the OPIOG will consider the Report on Tackling Childhood Obesity from the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs for the purposes of, among others, aligning both sets of recommendations.