National Obesity Forum

Spokesperson for the National Obesity Forum and patron of the Child Growth Foundation, TAM FRY, gives his view on sugars effects on obesity and the sugar tax. He founded the Child Growth Foundation in 1977 and began taking a particular interest in childhood obesity in 1995 when the epidemic was in its infancy,  He regrets enormously that his work has come to nought in trying to stem the relentless increase of the problem.  

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Action on Sugar

Next Wednesday will see the launch of the Hudson Summit, a meeting of soft drinks manufacturers, retailers, health campaigners and politicians to discuss how we can encourage healthier choices. Ahead of the event,  JENNY ROSBOROUGH, registered nutritionist and campaign manager for Action on Sugar, gives her view on government plans for a sugar tax – and what more can be done.

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Want to know if the ‘sugar tax’ is a good idea? Ask a mum

It’s turning into a big year for the much talked-about ‘sugar tax’ on unhealthy soft drinks.

George Osborne has clearly been listening to the great and the good of the health and food sectors, among others, and has announced intentions to impose a levy on manufacturers some time in 2018.

But I believe there’s one group whose opinions could really add to this debate – mums. And this mum thinks the Chancellor’s solution doesn’t quite go far enough. Continue reading