Baroness Floella Benjamin made chair of obesity group

  • Print
  • Share
  • Comments (2)
  • Save

Floella Benjamin

Floella Benjamin: made a life peer by the Lib Dems in 2010

A new parliamentary group on childhood obesity has announced it is set to appoint Baroness Floella Benjamin of Beckenham as its chairwoman.

The former Play School presenter was appointed a life peer by the Liberal Democrats in 2010, and has a long-standing interest in education and child protection issues.

“I think Floella will be a tremendous and active figurehead and advocate,” said Helen Clark of Royal Public Affairs, the consultancy firm that is setting up the group. “These matters are already very important to her, and her commitment is a wonderful step forward for the group.”

She added the group would now be called The All Party Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood as opposed to The All Party Group on Childhood Obesity to “convey a positive outlook with a broad-based approach, avoiding the negative overtones of the ‘obesity’ description.”

The group, which wants to develop “practical policies to halt and reverse the rising tide of childhood obesity”, expects to register formally with the parliamentary authorities in the next three weeks.

Readers' comments (2)

  • This could be really great! I look forward to seeing what she does!

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • The APPG for a Fit and Healthy Childhood has just published its first report. Baroness Benjamin will ask a question in the House of Lords at 2.30pm next Monday 20th October.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

  • Print
  • Share
  • Comments (2)
  • Save

Grocer jobs Experts in FMCG

Search jobs
Sign in

Newsletter Sign-up

Free

I wish to receive the following newsletters:

For Members

Become a Gold Member to receive these newsletters:

Become a Finance Member to receive these newsletters:

Become a member of The Grocer

DIRECTORY

The+Grocer+Directory

CLICK HERE to search for the products, services and companies you need in the definitive guide to the UK food and drink industry.

FOLLOW THE GROCER

The Grocer's commentators and opinion makers