Response to new obesity figures

Media release from the Children's Food Campaign responding to the release of the National Heart Forum's study on obesity trends

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Responding to the release of the National Heart Forum's study on obesity trends, Christine Haigh of the Children's Food Campaign said:

“These figures are good news and seem to show that some of the initiatives on childhood obesity are working.  But despite the speed of growth in obesity seeming to slow, the number of obese children is still rising and these predictions suggest that the Government will miss its current obesity target in 2020.”

She continued: “This is not the time to go slow on our efforts to cut obesity and there is still an urgent need for Government to do more to protect children from the worst excesses of junk food marketing, stop product placement of junk food on TV and tell industry to improve food labelling.”


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