The government’s plans to tackle health issues arising from a poor diet continue apace with a consultation on plans to restrict promotions of food and drink products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) by location and by price.
The consultation, which runs until April 6, proposes:
This consultation also asks:
The proposed plans were set out in Childhood obesity: a plan for action, chapter 2. The aim is to reduce excessive eating and drinking of HFSS products that can lead to children becoming overweight and obese.
Nearly one in four children in England are obese or overweight by the time they start primary school, and this rises to one in three by the time they leave primary school.