Fat Sum of £1,000 as Fat Tax Likely to Be Levied on Oldham Takeaways

by Savitha C Muppala on  February 2, 2011 at 6:18 PM Obesity News
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To combat the obesity epidemic, many fast food heavyweights like McDonald's and KFC in Oldham may soon be levied with a £1,000 charge as fat tax, before carrying on their businesses.

This money will be diverted towards more campaigns to encourage healthy eating.
 Fat Sum of £1,000 as Fat Tax Likely to Be Levied on Oldham Takeaways
Fat Sum of £1,000 as Fat Tax Likely to Be Levied on Oldham Takeaways

62% of the population in the area is either overweight or obese. The purpose behind the fat tax is to deter takeaways from serving fat laden food, and instead serve healthier options.    

 A senior council insider said: "We will do everything in our powers to make sure it goes through and are confident it will."

David Herne, of the Greater Manchester Directors of Public Health Group, said: "We would certainly support action that seeks to address the continuing challenge of childhood obesity."



Source: Medindia

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