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UKHF response to government childhood obesity plan

18th August 2016

The UK Health Forum is disappointed that the government has failed to adopt the comprehensive package of evidence-based measures recommended by Public Health England to effectively tackle childhood obesity. 

The sugary drinks levy and reformulation programme are a welcome step, but reducing marketing and price promotions of unhealthy foods are key actions that are missing from the strategy.

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    18 August 2016 The UK Health Forum is disappointed that the government has failed to adopt the comprehensive package of evidence-based measures recommended by Public Health England to effectively tackle childhood obesity. The sugary drinks levy and reformulation programme are a welcome step, but reducing...
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