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How should the government tackle child obesity?

Monday March 27 2017

A GROUP of MPs have called for the government to reduce the number of offers on unhealthy food to help combat child obesity.

The report, by the Health Select Committee, also calls for rules on junk food advertisements to be made tougher.

Do you think child obesity is a problem? What do you think needs to be done to tackle it? Leave your comments below. 

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Reply Posted by RJE on Monday March 27 2017 at 11:44
i dont consider this will be a problem in this area in the future, once brexit kicks in we wont be able to eat

Reply Posted by Davieboy on Monday March 27 2017 at 15:31
What the goverment should concentrate on is looking after kids who have no food to eat, not those who eat too much.

Reply Posted by A.staniforth on Monday March 27 2017 at 16:36
make healthly food more affordable . Stop charging more for taking more fat or sugar out of things. Do things at school to educate the kids as well as parents

Reply Posted by Scorpiolady on Monday March 27 2017 at 19:30
Children in primary school are not allowed to take anything to drink but water, their meals at lunch time are well balanced and they are not allowed 'inappropriate' items (chocolate bars, crisps and the like) in their lunch boxes-six years of 'subtle' education.

Welcome to high school/college/academy-whatever they call themselves these days and- hey presto-move over water-hello hot chocolate (available ANYTIME-daily!), sling your hook fresh fruit (which although IS available let it be said!) has some SERIOUS competition in the form of massive chocolate muffins (available daily!) and not to mention chips, burgers, chips, pizza and oh-did I mention chips!??? (available....feel free to join in on this one....DAILY!!!).

On top of that- take their own snacks from home, shops, etc to consume at their leisure!

Bloody RIDICULOUS-6 years of 'education' followed by 6 years (head teacher/principle 'sanctioned') of 'junk food heaven'!

Thank the Lord for our 'forward thinking', 'positive', and 'developing' education system that expects our pre-teen and onward young people to make the 'right choices' when they are, by definition of age, walking/talking,hormone raged children who just 'wanna fit in'! If our schools DON'T change this mind-numbingly (don't know if that's a word but, hey ho-you get my drift!) STUPID system then they are DEFINITELY going to need bigger classrooms-and that won't be because the amount of PUPILS will increase-just the size of the pupils themselves!

Rant over-anyone for a chocolate cookie....?????

Reply Posted by Captain badger on Monday March 27 2017 at 22:13
Government? Why should they be involved. It's 100% parent responsibility

Reply Posted by Mr Reality Check on Tuesday March 28 2017 at 22:14
Punish those directly responsible - the parents
They need to send most parents in Barnsley to night college to teach them basic life skills like "putting your kids well-being before buying drugs" and KitKats and Crisps should not be cornerstones of the kids evening diets.

They should also teach parents about personal hygiene and swear words and topics of conversation that aren't appropriate to have around children.

Instead the Government will just put a tax on food and screw everyone over - including those of us who provide good upbringings.

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