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Diabetes: Young People

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help prevent young people from developing type 2 diabetes as a result of a bad diet.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

We published the second chapter of our world-leading childhood obesity plan in June. This builds on the real progress we have made since the publication of chapter one in 2016, particularly in reformulation of the products our children eat and drink most. Key measurers in this next chapter include consulting on restricting promotions of fatty and sugary products by location and by price, further advertising restrictions and mandating calorie labelling in restaurants.

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