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To reduce obesity we need further action in 10 areas
Reducing obesity should be a Government priority
Protect children from junk food marketing everywhere
Expand the soft drinks industry levy
An ambitious reformulation programme
Create healthier retail environments
Mandatory clear labelling on food and drinks
All schools and early years settings to be healthy environments
Sustainable funding for public health
Healthy hospital food
Evidence-based training for health and social care professionals
Around 1 in 5 children have a weight classed as overweight or obese when they start primary school, rising to 1 in 3 by the time they leave primary school.
Almost 2/3 adults in England live with overweight or obesity. At a population level this increases the risk of a range of diseases.