Activity in the health sector
The Government’s childhood obesity strategy is due to be published “soon”, according to a response to a parliamentary question by Liberal Democrat Peer Baroness Suttie. The BBC has speculated that the strategy will be published in February. The Alliance is continuing to monitor for this strategy.
The Telegraph published an open letter signed by over 400 dentists criticising the level of dental care for children in the UK. The letter was coordinated by Dr Tony Kilcoyne and received significant media coverage. The Alliance has subsequently contacted Dr Kilcoyne about the potential to work together.
Change4Life’s Sugar Smart campaign was launched in January, with the objective of highlighting to parents the quantity of sugar in food and drink. The Change4Life website notes that “you don’t need to worry about the sugar in plain milk, plain yoghurts…as this isn’t added sugar”.
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