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15 Jul 2021

PM distances himself from key recommendation in healthy eating report

Home Affairs Correspondent

Years in the making but with key solutions seemingly ruled out by the Prime Minister within hours of publication – will the National Food Strategy ever be put into practice?

They say the government should introduce a tax on sugar and salt to encourage food producers to use less; get fresh fruit & vegetables to low-income families; and use the money raised to get more fresh fruit and veg to low-income families which could be done partly by making free school meals available to more children.