Cartoon characters should be banned from promoting junk food

01 June, 2018, 16:26 | Author: Veronica Peterson
  • The sugar levy which has put up the cost of sweetened fizzy drinks has caused millions of Britons to drink healthier alternatives

By the time these children are between the ages 10-11, more than 1 in 25 of them are likely to fall in the obese category-that amounts to 22,000 out of 556,000 kids.

Severe obesity puts people at serious health risks, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer.

The NCMP is a government-run programme of measurement of all primary school-aged children in England and Wales.

The data measured obesity levels in primary school children in the United Kingdom for the year 2016/17.

Stats for our area show those classed as severely obese in Year 6 are almost double that of reception-age children.

In several wards the level of obesity for ten and 11-year-olds was close to, or more than, 30pc and the council appreciates the need for change. The LGA comments that future efforts to lower obesity need to take into account these differences when being created.

The report highlights the issues facing the well-being of British children with regard to food habits and fitness, and discusses what the government is expected to do in order to combat this epidemic.

MPs called for the government's next childhood obesity plan to set out further "fiscal measures" under consideration following the sugar tax on soft drinks. "I welcome the sugary drinks levy that has already played a vital role in driving reformulation and call for this to be extended to milky drinks which contain added sugar". Since milk-based drinks can have a high sugar content, the tax may not be as effective as it could be. More should be said when this year's update is released.

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Dr Modi Mwatsama, of the Obesity Health Alliance, said: "This is a superb report that reflects what obesity campaigners have always been saying - the United Kingdom is in the midst of an obesity epidemic and the Government must take strong measures to tackle childhood obesity if we're to prevent this spiralling beyond control".

While a Department of Health spokesperson said its plan to tackle childhood obesity was "the most ambitious in the world".

Moreover, the London Mayor, Sadiq Khan's, proposal to ban all advertisements of junk food [VIDEO] from Public Transport in London in an attempt to tackle childhood obesity creating more discussion on the matter.

The Local Government Association (LGA), which obtained the figures, said this shows children are gaining weight at a drastic rate as they go through schools.

Izzi Seccombe, the chairwoman of the LGA's community wellbeing board, said: "Unless we tackle this obesity crisis, today's obese children will become tomorrow's obese adults".

"This short-sighted approach risks causing NHS costs to snowball due to the ill health consequences of obesity in our younger generation".

The need for a "whole systems" approach which requires the United Kingdom government to change the narrative around the issue and ensure we take responsibility as a nation.

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