“We’re pleased to see the Health Select Committee holding the government to account for childhood obesity. In recent months childhood obesity levels have hit a devastating high, highlighting the urgent need to protect our children from increased risk of preventable illnesses in the future.

“The Committee, and many other health experts are in clear agreement that we need bold action like the Soft Drinks Industry Levy, significant reduction of sugar, saturated fat and salt from everyday food, and tighter regulations on junk food marketing to children; the latter of which was disappointingly missed out of the plan.”