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Assignment Questions

Change for Life

Title: Change4life: the government?s initiative aimed at families with children under 12 years old, its goal is to reduce childhood obesity in England.

Background (1000 words) ? use the sub-headings as below, and in each sub-section, try to answer the following questions.
? Background ? What were the problems? How did the issue come on to the political agenda?
? Aims and objectives of the policy ? Why was the policy introduced? What was the policy intended to achieve?
? Policy options ? Who proposed the idea? Were there any alternative ideas?
? Policy process ? Who were proponents and opponents of the policy? Was feasibility questioned and/or tested? Who implemented it?
? Policy outcomes ? What were the results? What was achieved by it? Who benefited? Was it publicly recognised as a success or failure?
Please add your references where possible. Also consider references below as there are very important and are related to the topic:
4. http://www.change4lifewm.org.uk/resources/Change4Life_Evaluation_-_revised_16.11.09.doc
5. http://www.bowgroup.org/content/bow-group-responds-childrens-food-campaign-criticism-change4life
6. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/nov/16/obesity-advisory-group-disbanded
7. http://www.bmj.com/content/343/bmj.d7425
8. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepublic/2008/dec/31/change4life-campaign-obesity

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