• Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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New plans unveiled to halve childhood obesity as UK figures soar

WEIGHTY ISSUE: The number of overweight children in the UK is at a record high

By: Lauren Codling

by LAUREN CODLING THE British government has implemented new measures to tackle worrying statistics of childhood obesity, as health professionals warn Asians are more likely to be obese and at risk of major health problems. Plans announced by health secretary Jeremy Hunt last Sunday (24) hope to halve the number of obese children by 2030. The latest proposals to be consulted by the government body include having compulsory calorie counts on all menus in restaurants and takeaways; banning the sale of caffeine-filled energy drinks to children; limiting the number of unhealthy food adverts shown during children’s TV programmes, and encouraging…

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