“We are pleased to see the Government announce further plans as part of their commitment to halve childhood obesity by 2030. These proposals address important areas such as the content and marketing of infant food and clear labelling to support families to understand the nutritional content of food they eat. We also welcome the recommitment to consider extending the sugar levy to high sugar milk drinks.
However, we won’t make real progress in preventing obesity related ill health without structural changes that address the way less healthy food is marketed, promoted and sold. That’s why we need the Government to swiftly and fully implement plans announced over a year ago to introduce calorie labelling on menus, restrict unhealthy promotions and introduce a 9pm watershed on junk food adverts on TV and online.”