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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.

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.

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.

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.

Exercise detail urged for food labels

Food labels should show how much exercise is needed to burn off the calories consumed, an expert has said.

PHE says UK salt intake has stayed the same

The UK is consuming the same amount of salt as it was three years ago, despite numerous campaigns, according to Public Health England (PHE). 

Public Health England says “eat plenty of bread”

Public Health England (PHE), part of the Department of Health, has issued advice on what consumers should and should not be eating.

European stance on trans fats welcomed

Campaigners against trans fats (TFAs) in food have welcomed a report from the European Commission stating legal limits on their presence in food would be the most effective response to improve public health.

Delay on sugar report criticised

Campaigners have blasted a move to shelve a report which claimed a sugar tax would decrease purchases of the types of food and drinks blamed for Britain’s obesity crisis.

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New health campaign targets sugar

A new government campaign which encourages parents to cut down the amount of sugar their children consume has been launched today.

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