A Watershed Moment: Why it's Prime Time to Protect Children from Junk Food Adverts

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To tackle obesity we need urgent action in 10 areas

Protect children from all junk food marketing everywhere

Bring in the levy on sugary drinks

Reduced sugar, saturated fat, and salt in our food

Fewer promotions and displays of unhealthy food

Traffic light labelling on all processed foods

All schools to serve healthy meals and teach children how to cook

Local authorities to have freedom to take action on obesity in their area

Healthy food available in hospitals

Full training for health and social care professionals to tackle obesity

Funding for child measurement weight management programmes

The Obesity Health Alliance is a coalition of over 40 organisations who have joined together to fight obesity.

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Almost 1 in 5 children are overweight or obese when they start primary school. This rises to 1 in 3 by the time they leave primary school

Based on current trends, half of all children will be obese or overweight by 2020

Almost 2/3 adults in England are overweight or obese. The nature of obesity is such that it prematurely doubles the risk of dying.