Ordinary Brits now do less than 30 minutes of exercise per week – that’s even less than we managed before London hosted the Games in 2012
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If we were doing things right we’d tax the salt, fat and sugar content of all foods – but what a regressive tax that would be, adding many pounds to a family’s weekly food bill. Which politician is going to advocate a tax on bread?
The food and drinks industry’s involvement in the campaign will be voluntary, and only if it fails to reach the targets set will the Government consider using ‘other levers’
Brighton Students Against Sugar Tax campaign launches to delay the move amid calls for a referendum
Protein, not the fat in meat contributes to obesity, scientists say
Obesity 'will bankrupt the NHS unless something radical is done', charity Action on Sugar says
'We've largely viewed diet the same way for the last 100 years – assuming that there is one optimal diet ... this is likely not the case'
‘As we know, sugar has a particularly negative effect if it's eaten outside of meal time’
'Our childhood obesity rates are disappointing, and tackling this must be a priority for government,' healthy eating chief says
Less ‘you are what you eat’, and more ‘you are when you eat’
Mars has a track record for monitoring the amount of sugar in its products
'Weight loss is very difficult and a significant number of people are not successful in achieving their weight loss goals with diet changes and exercise'
A quarter of primary school age children are overweight or obese
Researchers believe gut bacteria, which influences two per cent of a person's body weight, could lie dormant and survive outside the body, before transferring to other people
'It’s not unusual to train with food – very many animals are trained with food, including our own children sometimes'