The Daily Telegraph

Child obesity measures condemned by MPs


The childhood obesity crisis is likely to become far worse without measures to curb the discountin­g of junk food and adverts for unhealthy snacks before the watershed, MPs have said.

The Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan included a sugar tax on soft drinks but stopped short of implementi­ng further measures called for by the health select committee. These include penalties for companies that refuse to cut sugar content, clearer labelling, and powers to limit fast-food outlets. Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, the committee chairman, called the plan “vague” and said it missed “important opportunit­ies”.

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