“Obesity is still an urgent public health epidemic costing our national health service billions of pounds every year.  Prevalence hasn’t changed much but the majority of adults remain worryingly obese or overweight. As our waistlines continue to increase, so do the chances of developing Type 2 diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and other devastating health conditions.

“We must take bold action now by bringing in measures like the Soft Drinks Industry Levy, reducing the sugar, salt and fat from everyday foods and restricting junk food marketing to children.  We  still have a way to go to truly tackle this deadly and economically draining obesity issue. However, these proposed measures will  be a major  step towards creating a healthier environment.”