Childhood Obesity

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 13th July 2021.

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Photo of Suzanne Webb Suzanne Webb Conservative, Stourbridge

Ultra-processed food is basically high in fat, high in salt and high in sugar, and it is highly addictive. I believe that it plays a significant part in the growing crisis that is obesity. I genuinely believe that it is not food in itself, when one considers all the flavourings and artificial colourings that have to go into it to make it taste like food in the first instance. Does my hon. Friend agree that the food industry needs to play its part in tackling the obesity crisis, and not contribute to it?