Posts Tagged ‘Obesity’

Retailers in hospitals will have to limit proportion of sugary drinks they sell by next April

NHS England has asked all retailers with hospital outlets to limit sugary drinks to no more than 10% of the total beverages they sell by next April. WHS...

Sugar tax on soft drinks to be introduced in April 2018 to combat rising obesity

Sugar-filled soft drinks will see a tax hike in April 2018, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced, in an attempt to combat rising levels of obesity. ...

Government plans to prevent child obesity are “severely limited”, argue experts

The action plan to significantly reduce childhood obesity is "severely limited", argue a team of experts. Writing in the BMJ, they say the government m...

NHS England proposes hospital ban on sugar-sweetened drinks

NHS England is proposing to ban sugar-sweetened drinks from hospital vending machines and restaurants, in a dramatic attempt to curb obesity that goes beyo...

Decision to deny surgery to obese patients is like ‘racial discrimination’

The decision by an NHS body to restrict obese patients’ access to elective surgery until they lose weight is comparable with racial or religious discrimi...

Doctors disappointed by the government’s new Childhood Obesity Plan

Leading doctors, former health ministers and campaigning celebrities have criticised the government's "weak plan" to tackle childhood obesity. The gover...

“Government must introduce a comprehensive and bold childhood obesity strategy”

Recent research by consumer watchdog Which? has called on retailers to do more to tackle obesity. Analysing data on the number of promotions across majo...

Obesity: Sugar content in fruit drinks marketed to kids “unacceptably high”

The sugar content of fruit drinks—including natural fruit juices and smoothies—is “unacceptably high,” with smoothies among the worst offenders, fi...

Sugar tax introduced in the Budget to tackle childhood obesity

Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled a sugar tax on the makers of soft drinks to help tackle childhood obesity. The £530m raised by the tax on the su...

Government must introduce range of measures on sugar to tackle obesity

Medical leaders are calling for the government to back public health recommendations on reducing the sugar content in foods and the promotion of sugary pro...

Unique data on health and wellbeing of young people reveals obesity time bomb

Young people - from birth to young adulthood - are generally leading healthier lives but a lack of exercise and obesity are growing concerns. It is the ...