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Food industry 'ready for calorie-reduction challenge'

Food industry 'ready for calorie-reduction challenge'

Dominique Lemon, spokeswoman at Public Health England, said the program would cover food sold at all kinds of outlets, from grocery stores to coffee shops and fast food restaurants.

Food manufacturers needed to start reducing calories in their food today, it added.

It said Public Health England would be setting out targets for how to cut calories within the year, as people are now consuming some 200-300 excess calories each day. Figures released in November 2016 from the National Child Measurement Survey showed our children are the heaviest they have ever been - with more than one in five children are overweight or obese in their first year of primary school, rising to over one in three by the time they leave. They argued for action against food marketing that targets children.

PHE chief nutritionist Dr Alison Tedstone said good progress was being made on the sugar target and it was now time to consider tackling calories. "There are a number of ways it can be done - we can reduce the size of the products or change the ingredients".

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Professor Russell Viner, policy research unit director and professor of adolescent health at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, said: "Obesity is one of the greatest health concerns of our time and we welcome this considerable and very timely investment from the government".

"This can only be done through strong guidance, grounded in evidence - that's why we have funded a new £5m dedicated Obesity Research Policy Unit to understand the deeper causes of obesity".

So far efforts have focused on a sugar reduction programme, with an ambition to remove 20 per cent of the sugar from children's most-consumed foods by 2020.

Caroline Cerny, lead of the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA), a coalition of more than 40 health charities, said the government's plan is "scraping along with a C grade".

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"Food and drink companies continue to play their part to help people who are concerned about their weight by making available new, healthier options, by providing on-pack nutrition information and by supporting physical activity initiatives", the spokesperson stressed.

But she said the food industry was continuing to "get away with bombarding children with adverts that we know encourage unhealthy food choices". It includes the soft drinks industry levy, coming into effect in April, which charges drinks manufacturers...

The spokesperson insisted that food and drink makers have a "proud track record" of reformulating products to reduce their salt, fat and sugar content. Failing to tackle this area is significantly reducing the impact of the Childhood Obesity Plan.

"This work will continue as we rise to the challenge of PHE's sugar reduction targets and engage with this new focus on calories".

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