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Promote efforts to reduce unhealthy ingredients

Last updated: 04:35pm 24 May 2019

We will promote efforts to reduce unhealthy ingredients…

Conservative Party Manifesto 2017, p.72

Our verdict

An NHS statistical report in April 2018 found that 26% of adults were obese and 20% of children in year 6 of primary school. This policy to promote efforts to reduce unhealthy ingredients arises from the finding that “we are living in an obesogenic environment where less than healthier choices are the default”.

There are many government initiatives which relate to tackling the problem of unhealthy ingredients:

In November 2018, the government published a paper which looked at how these various strands interact.

There have also been several consultations related to tackling obesity under this government.

Given the evidence of government action to promote efforts to reduce unhealthy ingredients we’re giving this a status of ‘done’. We’ll keep tracking for further developments, so follow this policy to stay up to date.

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