Press Release

Minister Wallace announces the establishment of an intersectoral group on obesity

Ms Mary Wallace, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children with special responsibility for Health Promotion and Food Safety today, (Wednesday, 14th January), announced the establishment of an intersectoral group to oversee the implementation of the recommendations of the Task Force on Obesity.

The Group comprises representatives of all stakeholders, including experts from Government Departments and agencies, the food industry, and relevant NGOs.

The inaugural meeting of the group, which is chaired by Minister Wallace, was held today. Its first task will be to report before next Easter on the progress to date in the implementation of the report of the Task Force and then proceed with ongoing monitoring of the Task Force’s recommendations.