Brits need to go on a diet
England’s authorities are urging food sellers and producers to reduce the calorie content in their products by 20 percent by 2024.
“We have more obese children in England than ever before – we have one in five children arriving in primary school already obese or overweight and one in three leaving primary school obese or overweight,” said Dr Alison Tedstone, chief nutritionist at Public Health England was quoted in a news report from The Guardian.
“It is the norm now,” she added.
Tedstone said the National Health Services spend about £6.6 billion over obesity-related illnesses.
Achieving this will cut down the cost by £4.5 billion over 25 years and prevent more than 35,000 premature deaths which would translate to an additional £4.48 billion saved in social care spending.