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Obesity has been in the news quite a lot during the past few months. In August, the government released its long-awaited obesity strategy, which was heavily criticised by health experts, MPs, and the CEO of Sainsbury’s; and which also left healthy eating campaigner Jamie Oliver ‘in shock’. The main critique has been that, with its focus on reducing sugar consumption and increasing physical activity, the strategy is far from Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s February promise of ‘robust action’ on the ‘national emergency’ of obesity. What is more, the focus within this new plan remains on voluntary action, with the exception […]
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