NNDM6144 - Member Debates

Tabled on 09/11/2016 | For debate on 09/11/2016

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes that

a) levels of obesity across Wales continue to rise and is more prevalent amongst poorer communities;

b) changing people's eating habits is complicated and involves a combination of good food availability, affordability and cookery skills;

c) the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 has yet to impact significantly on the amount of exercise people undertake;

d) declining rates of smoking have only been achieved through decades of education and tough government action, and took place against the tobacco industry's efforts to deny the science and block government action; and

e) a combination of education, legislation and public procurement is required to tackle a growing public health problem.

'Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013'