‘Bold action’ needed on childhood obesity says charity

They say that excess weight will continue to drive health inequalities between the rich and poor

Childhood obesity and health inequalities are being fuelled by a “broken food system” that “puts profit before health”.

That’s the warning from the Obesity Health Alliance, who say “bold action” is needed from future governments.

It claims new figures show 80% of adults back the introduction of laws to ban the advertising of unhealthy food to children on television and online.