Today in Westminster Hall I spoke in the debate on the impact of obesity and covid-19. We know that those who are overweight are more likely to be seriously affected by covid and clearly we need to empower people to take control of their own wellbeing. Yesterday I visited Focused Personal Training in Southampton and heard from Megan Batchelor about the work they do helping people stay active, improve their physical health and in so doing also help their mental wellbeing. This is a sector which can do so much in the battle against covid, and obesity.
I also raised the issue of needing to equip people with the skills they require to be able to cook nutritious and tasty food on a budget. The Community Pantry in Romsey has been doing so much in this respect, throughout the holidays, and I hope the new Government funding announced will be channelled to positive programmes which make a real difference.