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UKHF responds to Public Health England's 'Sugar reduction: the evidence for action'
Date23 October 2015
Year 2015
Responding to the launch of Public Health England’s ‘Sugar Reduction: the evidence for action’, published 22 October, Jane Landon, deputy chief executive of the UK Health Forum warmly welcomed the review saying: 
“Reducing sugar consumption is vital to tackling the epidemic of childhood overweight and obesity. This review of the evidence of effectiveness clearly places controls on junk food marketing – including price promotions – and a tax on sugary drinks at the top of the Government’s list of measures it should include in its planned strategy for childhood obesity. 
“Children who are obese are likely to remain obese in adult life and risk serious but avoidable health consequences including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. It is a proper role for Government to regulate to protect children from commercial practices that profit food companies at the expense of children’s health.” 
1. The PHE report, Sugar reduction: from evidence into action and technical annexes were published on 22 October 2015. 
2. The Government has indicated that it will publish its childhood obesity strategy in the New Year. 
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