RCP president Jane Dacre 'disappointed' with government childhood obesity plan

RCP president Professor Jane Dacre has responded to the government's new childhood obesity plan, which outlines its aim to 'significantly reduce childhood obesity over the next decade'.

Commenting on the strategy, which has been widely criticised by health experts, she said:

I am disappointed that after such a long wait for the childhood obesity strategy, the government has published a downgraded plan that fails to address key issues such as marketing and promotion of sugar-filled and unhealthy foods to children. Another consequence of failing to act now is to commit the NHS to greater expense in future as it struggles to fund care and treatment for obesity-related medical conditions.

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