KeepHealthCare.ORG – It is time parents faced up to their role in our childhood obesity crisis
Obesity is a serious matter. As the Commons select committee on health reports, nearly a third of children under 15 are clinically overweight and face a lifetime affected by the ailments and setbacks associated with being too fat. These include a greater propensity to contract Type 2 diabetes, heart problems, higher cancer risks, mobility issues, employment difficulties and depression.
The Government has already imposed a sugar tax on fizzy drinks and the MPs now want it to go much further. Their recommendations include making supermarkets remove sweets, chocolate and other unhealthy snacks from checkout areas; restricting junk food price promotions; a limit on the number of fast food outlets…