March 2004 management briefing
As people in countries around the world struggle to fight the flab, it is the growing prevalence of weight problems and obesity among children that grabs most headlines and causes most outrage. For many children, growing up is now characterised by serious health problems caused by being overweight. And as the crisis grows, parents, consumer groups, doctors, governments and the media are increasingly pointing the finger of blame at the food industry. This exclusive new briefing looks at some of the key issues facing the food industry, and actions being taken by some companies to address the problem.