OHA NEWS

Response to PHE’s Sugar Reduction Progress Report

“These results show a very mixed picture. Some brands have managed to meet or exceed the initial 5% target, stepping up to play their role in improving children’s health. However it’s very worrying that the majority of the top 20 highest selling, sugary brands  have...

Statement: The introduction of the ‘sugar tax’

“It’s great news that the soft drinks levy is now in place. We’re all eating more sugar than is recommended and sugary soft drinks contribute to this - particularly in teens where sugary drinks are their top source of sugar. They provide empty calories and contribute...

PHE plans to cut calorie consumption: OHA comment

“It’s a real worry that this new data shows that some children, who are already an unhealthy weight, eat the equivalent of an extra meal a day in calories – resulting in extra weight gain and setting them up for future health problem. Of course we all need to eat...

Statement: OECD data shows the UK has the highest obesity rate in Europe

“It is both shocking and sobering that there are 92% more obese adults in the UK now than in the 1990s – and that the UK has the fifth highest obesity rate amongst OECD countries and the highest in Western Europe. “The answer lies in tackling the problem early - as...