CHILDHOOD obesity is one of the biggest health threats that the UK faces and a year on from the Government’s published childhood obesity strategy we are no closer to having a solution to the problem.

We agree with Cancer Research UK; more needs to be done. Today’s announcement on cracking down on calories in popular foods is something, but it’s not the whole picture.

What about the amount of physical activity our children are getting each day? The recommended amount is 60 minutes but just one in five are achieving this.

The Obesity Strategy refers to the recently published Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy. But this only commits to increasing the number of primary school children normally walking to school to 55 per cent.

We want to see more ambitious targets around increasing everyday physical activity in our young children so that more are walking and learning vital lifetime healthy habits.

Steve Chambers Living Streets