Childhood Obesity

The 20% sugar reduction target to cut obesity is unlikely to be met

Manufacturers face shaming over sugar targets

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink manufacturers that do not meet the government’s 20% sugar reduction target in products by 2020 could be named and shamed, a leading figure at the Department of Health (DH) has suggested.

Junk food advertising has been banned across all children's media

Children’s ‘junk food’ ad ban hailed by FDF

By Matt Atherton

The decision to ban ‘junk food’ advertising across all children’s media, in a bid to tackle childhood obesity, has been welcomed by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

PM's concern about child obesity

Sugar in the firing line for childhood obesity strategy

By John wood

Campaigners are calling for a sugar reduction programme modelled on the successful salt reduction work of the past few years, as part of the strategy to combat childhood obesity which the government is currently working on.

Growth rates in childhood obesity slowing - study

Sector not absolved by childhood obesity slowdown

By Nicholas Robinson

A slowdown in childhood obesity growth rates does not absolve the food and drink industry from blame, despite its efforts to reduce the fat, sugar and salt (FSS) content of its products, experts have said.

Obese children are getting more obese and earlier, according to Tam Fry

‘Fine firms that fail to reformulate’

By Rick Pendrous

Fines should be imposed on food and drink manufacturers that fail to reformulate their products quickly enough to reduce high levels of fat, sugar and salt (HFSS), a childhood obesity campaigner has urged.

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