Supermarkets criticise obesity strategy’s lack of mandatory restrictions on sugar

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 22 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4597
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Major UK supermarkets have criticised the government’s watered-down strategy to tackle childhood obesity for failing to impose mandatory restrictions on the amount of sugar in food.

The long awaited plan for tackling obesity in England, published on 18 August,1 has been heavily criticised by doctors’ leaders, dentists, and campaign groups for recommending only voluntary action on sugar limits and failing to impose measures to limit advertising and “two for one” …

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