Size of Food Items in Cafes and Supermarkets to be Slashed to Tackle Obesity

by Kathy Jones on  May 7, 2013 at 8:51 PM Diet & Nutrition News
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The British government is considering new plans under which supermarkets, food manufacturers and cafes could be asked to reduce the size of items with high fat content, including doughnuts and biscuits.
 Size of Food Items in Cafes and Supermarkets to be Slashed to Tackle Obesity
Size of Food Items in Cafes and Supermarkets to be Slashed to Tackle Obesity

The plans are part of the government's 'Responsibility Deal' and could be implemented as early as in July with food manufacturers being asked to take an active role in educating the virtues of healthy eating. The government hopes that the new plans will encourage customers to buy low-fat options and also reduce the availability of less healthy food in restaurants and shops.

However the plans have been criticized by both obesity campaigners and the opposition. UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall said that the plans were 'ludicrous' and said, "A jammy dodger is a jammy dodger. We all know smoking, eating too much fatty food and drinking too much is bad for us. It should be up to us to decide what we should or shouldn't cut back on, not the Government. This is underhand, it is the Government interfering. Packet sizes will shrink but prices won't and consumers will pay more."

The British government is considering new plans under which supermarkets, food manufacturers and cafes could be asked to reduce the size of items with high fat contents, including doughnuts and biscuits.

The plans are part of the government's 'Responsibility Deal' and could be implemented as early as in July with food manufacturers being asked to take an active role in educating the virtues of healthy eating. The government hopes that the new plans will encourage customers to buy low-fat options and also reduce the availability of less healthy food in restaurants and shops.

However the plans have been criticized by both obesity campaigners and the opposition. UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall said that the plans were 'ludicrous' and said, "A jammy dodger is a jammy dodger. We all know smoking, eating too much fatty food and drinking too much is bad for us. It should be up to us to decide what we should or shouldn't cut back on, not the Government. This is underhand, it is the Government interfering. Packet sizes will shrink but prices won't and consumers will pay more."



Source: Medindia

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