Committee slams Childhood Obesity Plan

The House of Commons Health Committee echoes campaigners, including Sustain, when it says it is 'extremely disappointed' at the lack of ambition in the Government's proposals for tackling childhood obesity.

The Committee welcomed the measures that the Plan contained -- such as the sugary drinks tax, with the proceeds going to fund schemes that promote children's health. But it regretted that more of its own recommendations had not been adopted -- such as a clampdown on promotions of salty or sugary snack foods, and a cap on portion sizes. The report calls on ministers to set clear targets for reducing overall levels of childhood obesity, and goals for reducing the unacceptable and widening levels of diet-related health inequality.

Read the report (and summary) here. Find out more here about Sustain's work to promote healthier diets for children.


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