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Childhood obesity: brave and bold action

Authors/ source/ publisher
House of Commons Health Committee
Date added to library 07 December 2015
Year published
This report by the House of Commons Health Committee has made recommendations on nine key areas aimed at  reducing childhood obesity and child health inequalities. The nine key areas include: Strong controls on price promotions of unhealthy food and drink; Tougher controls on marketing and advertising of unhealthy food and drink; A centrally led reformulation programme to reduce sugar in food and drink; A sugary drinks tax on full sugar soft drinks, in order to help change behaviour, with all proceeds targeted to help those children at greatest risk of obesity; Labelling of single portions of products with added sugar to show sugar content in teaspoons; Improved education and information about diet; Universal school food standards; Greater powers for local authorities to tackle the environment leading to obesity; Early intervention to offer help to families of children affected by obesity and further research into the most effective interventions. 
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