£5.5m to help prevent and reduce obesity in Wales

Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething has announced an extra £5.5m to back plans to halt obesity in Wales. The money will be used to support the Healthy Weight: Healthy Wales Delivery Plan 2020-22.

The £5.5m is made up of:

  • £4.1m for health boards and partners to provide support services for adults, young people and families to maintain a healthy weight
  • £600,000 for a children and families programme to support healthy weight projects
  • £500,000 to be invested in a sport and leisure offer for over-60s
  • £300,000 will fund grants for sports bodies and evaluation.