Source: BBC Health News www.bbc.co.uk/news/health
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Date of publication: July 2016
Publication type: News item
In a nutshell: Local councils in England are warning that government cuts to public health funding could hamper their efforts to tackle obesity.
Local Government Association figures show that councils will have spent £505m by 2017 on fighting obesity.
Councils use the money to measure children’s weight at primary school, help people lose weight and offer free or cheaper leisure facilities.
Public health became the responsibility of local authorities in April 2013.
Before that, it was run by the NHS.
Length of publication: 1 webpage
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