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UK Health Forum comment on Labour’s public health strategy
Date16 January 2015
Year 2015
Summary
The Labour Party’s public health strategy, launched this week (15 January) emphasises the importance of giving children a healthy start in life and reducing health inequalities and pledges to make public health a 
cross-government responsibility.  Commenting on the strategy, Klim McPherson, chair of the UK Health Forum said: 
“We welcome the commitment to high impact, population-wide policies to protect children such as standardised packaging for tobacco products and action to tackle the promotion of alcohol and of food high in fat, sugar and salt. We are pleased to see that a Labour government would reinstate the comprehensive Food 2030 strategy, which was mapped out under the Labour government in 2010, and a Cabinet Sub-Committee to coordinate food policy across Whitehall.  We also welcome the intention to give the Food Standards Agency greater capacity to support public health and to ensure that Public Health England is given greater freedom to provide independent, challenging advice to Government." 
Read the full comment via the link.
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