Public Health England (PHE) announces plans to consider the evidence, set guidelines and closely monitor progress on calorie reduction.
One year on from the publication of the childhood obesity plan, Public Health England has announced it will consider the evidence on children’s calorie consumption and set the ambition for the calorie reduction programme to remove excess calories from the foods children consume the most. Ready meals, pizzas, burgers, savoury snacks and sandwiches are the kinds of foods likely to be included in the programme.
In addition, the Department of Health has announced £5 million of funding for a new Obesity Policy Research Unit to provide resources for long term research into childhood obesity. Also, the Obesity Health Alliance has published a report card assessing progress during the first year of the childhood obesity plan.