The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

Obesity fight comes under fire


The Government has been criticised for apparently advising restaurant­s how to cut portion sizes to help fight obesity — without cutting their prices.

Stopping free poppadoms in curry restaurant­s, serving takeaways in smaller containers and making smaller pizzas are among ideas available online from the Department of Health’s Responsibi­lity Deal programme.

The voluntary scheme advises restaurant­s on how to make the food and drink they serve less fattening, with one tip for pizzeria owners saying: “Thinner bases — bigger profits!”

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