Physical inactivity is considered to be the fourth leading risk factor for mortality. The Welsh Government has previously estimated the cost of physical inactivity to Wales as being £650 million per year. We know that active children are more likely to become active adults and we also know the importance of physical activity in tackling obesity.
Within this context the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is calling for evidence about:
Following its recent scrutiny of the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017, the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee anticipates that this inquiry will help inform its contribution to the development of the national obesity strategy required by that legislation. This inquiry will also take into account the recommendations of the recently published report of the independent panel review of Sport Wales.
Business type: Committee Inquiry
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
Status: Inquiry in progress
First published: 20/07/2017