Health bureaucrats hit the road with ‘transformative’ new plan to tackle obesity
Junk food would come with warning labels, supermarkets could be banned from discounting chips and lollies and advertisements for unhealthy snacks removed from buses under a draft plan to tackle Australia's $12 billion-a-year obesity epidemic.
Manufacturers could also be forced to slash the amount of sugar, fat and salt in processed foods and advertisers forced to stop promotions during children's television viewing hours when health ministers roll out their 10-year National Obesity Strategy.
The Council of Australian Governments' health council has released a consultation paper looking at ways to intercept the country's trend of expanding waistlines. On current track, three quarters of the country's population will be overweight or obese by 2030. ‘Research shows our environments promote obesity’, the consultation paper said read more
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