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Health: Sugar Consumption — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:15 pm on 6th February 2013.

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Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health 3:15 pm, 6th February 2013

My noble friend makes a good point, but in healthy children exercise is very important as a preventive measure for obesity and diabetes. The central point he makes is absolutely right. We look to healthcare workers, not only health visitors but also midwives, through programmes such as the Healthy Child programme and Start for Life, to get families and children off to the right start, so that they eat properly and live healthy lifestyles.