“Obesity is a serious health concern and on top of being linked to major cancers, can also increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart and liver disease and mental health problems.

“With over a quarter of adults obese and nearly one in three children overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school we need bold action to help us all make healthier choices. This is why it’s so important to introduce measures like the Soft Drinks Industry Levy, reduce sugar, saturated fat and salt from everyday foods and close loopholes to protect children from junk food marketing.