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Statement: The soft drinks industry levy

“The soft drinks industry levy certainly had a huge impact on the behaviour of sugary drinks manufacturers – half reduced sugar in their drinks before it was introduced in April 2018, removing the equivalent of 45 million kg of sugar. Meanwhile voluntary programmes...

Push ahead with consultations to ensure children grow up healthy

Responding to the news that the food industry is asking the Government to delay ongoing and upcoming consultations, Caroline Cerny, Alliance Lead said: The Government has made a commitment to halve childhood obesity by 2030 and this target will not be met without...

Statement: New childhood obesity data from NHS Digital

“The ever-increasing number of children living with obesity is a clear reflection of the unhealthy wider environment that pushes us towards sugary and fatty food and drinks. But we can do something about this. We need to start with reducing the number of junk food...