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Child obesity: Focus widens from sugar to total calories

Sandwiches, pizza and savoury snacks are set to be in the firing line as the government widens its focus from sugar to total calorie intake to combat childhood obesity.

Baked goods must become less sweet or smaller says government

Restaurants have been ordered to cut the size of their puddings by the government, or face being named and shamed.

Scotland takes charge on childhood obesity challenge

Scotland is taking the challenge of tackling childhood obesity into its own hands, after the Scottish government expressed disappointment at the UK government’s childhood obesity strategy, published last week.

FSS committed to tackling obesity

Scotland’s new food authority, Food Standards Scotland (FSS), will take a hard line on tackling obesity, with suggested measures including a junk food tax and advertising bans.

Campaigners slam government obesity strategy

Action on Sugar (AOS) has lambasted the government over its “weak obesity strategy”, describing it as “appalling” that no further action to improve the strategy has been taken since the leaked report a few weeks ago.

New PM urged to not let industry set agenda on child obesity

New Prime Minister Theresa May has received a message from health campaigners, urging her to make sure the food and drink industry learns from its mistakes, when the government publishes the childhood obesity strategy.

Action on Sugar slams government obesity report

A leaked copy of David Cameron’s Childhood Obesity Strategy has prompted campaign group Action on Sugar (AoS) to call for its revision.

Brexit to overshadow obesity strategy?

Health campaigners fear the government will use the Brexit vote to divert attention from David Cameron’s childhood obesity strategy.

New report claims fatty foods are healthy

New advice that eating more fat could be the answer to the nation’s obesity crisis has caused a furious backlash from senior UK nutritionists.

Action on Sugar responds to the Budget

Yesterday, the government announced a new £520m levy on sugary drinks, to be brought into effect in two years’ time.

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