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Scotland to target junk food promotions to cut childhood obesity

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 15 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2157
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

Ambitious plans are being drawn up in Scotland aimed at halving the number of children with obesity by 2030.

Details of the plan will be announced later in the summer, but it will include action against supermarket promotions of high sugar and high fat foods that encourage overeating. Children will also be encouraged to become more active by taking part in initiatives such as Scotland’s Daily Mile,1 which aims to get schoolchildren to run or walk a mile …

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