Ministers should force food firms to put less salt and sugar in their products, introduce smaller portions and limit their sponsorship of sports events, an alliance of leading health charities has urged.
The group also wants GPs to prescribe exercise for patients much more often, and the government to consider a blanket ban on alcohol advertising as part of a concerted drive to stop so many people dying early.
Frankly, the world they envisage would make anyone want to check out early!
The Richmond Group, which represents 12 charities including Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation (BHF), is demanding “brave action” to stop 250,000 Britons suffering a preventable death by 2025.
That’s another dozen charities off my donation list, then.
Tough action to improve the prevention of ill-health is “a moral and practical necessity” to tackle increasingly unhealthy lifestyles that cause obesity, diabetes and other conditions, the group says.
Anyone want to have a peek in the charity CEO’s fridges? I know I do.