Important opportunities to tackle childhood obesity being missed

The Government needs to take more robust action to tackle the impact of deep discounting and price promotions on the sales of unhealthy food and drink, says the Health Committee in its follow up report into childhood obesity.

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The House of Commons Health Committee has published Childhood obesity: follow-up.

This report urges the Government to take more robust action to tackle the impact of deep discounting and price promotions on the sales of unhealthy food and drink. Although the Health Committee welcomes the measures the Government has announced on the sugary drinks levy, they are extremely disappointed that several key areas for action that could have made the strategy more effective have not been included.

Additional link: BBC News report

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