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Fighting obesity in children

Childhood obesity strategy announced for England – live reaction

Childhood obesity strategy announced for England – live reaction

The long-awaited - and delayed - strategy to combat child obesity in England has been released by the UK's Department of Health today (18 August). The Government expressed "confidence" its measures would reduce the number of children who are obese. Industry criticised a voluntary target to reduce sugar and the reception from campaigning circles was mostly negative. Here's a flavour of the reaction.

WHO calls for curbs on marketing to tackle obesity

Restrictions on the marketing of "unhealthy food", a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks and government support for physical activity are needed to tackle rising international rates of child obesity, a report…