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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:50 pm on 8th September 2020.

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Photo of Nick Smith Nick Smith Labour, Blaenau Gwent 1:50 pm, 8th September 2020

Looking to the long term, obesity is a leading risk factor for contracting covid-19, and problems with obesity usually start in childhood. By this year, the Government were aiming to reduce sugar by 20% in the food products most popular with children, but Public Health England’s 2019 review showed a sugar reduction of just 2.9%. The Government are clearly way off track. Why has the 20% ambition not been met?