Childhood obesity plan – next stage announced

Public Health England has announced that the next stage of its plan to address childhood obesity will include considering evidence on children’s calorie consumption and setting an ambition to reduce calories in popular children’s foods, including pizzas, burgers and sandwiches. The Soft Drinks Industry Levy has become law and will come into effect in April 2018 and PHE has formulated a comprehensive sugar reduction programme with the aim of a 20% reduction in sugar in key foods by 2020.