Government launches consultation on restricting junk food promotions

14 January 2019

We're welcoming the long overdue Government consultation on the restriction of promotions of products high in fat, sugar or salt (HFSS).

Back in November, the Obesity Health Alliance published results of in-store surveys showing 43% of all foods displayed in store entrances, ends of aisles and checkouts were for sugary foods and drinks. Asda was the worst, with 73% of products at checkouts being sugary foods. 

The proposal was first announced as part of Chapter Two of the Childhood Obesity Plan and govenment is now seeking the views of the public.

Along with campaign partners, School Food Matters will be responding, so keep an eye out for our submission soon. In the meantime, you can submit your views here.

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