Could junk food deals and sweets near tills be banned?
From banning sweets and chocolate from supermarkets, to stopping two-for-one deals on junk food, the Government is reportedly planning new measures to tackle child obesity. The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt could also impose a 9pm watershed on televison adverts for foods high in sugar and salt. But would any of these moves deter children from…
FactCheck: is childhood obesity getting worse?
Scare stories about dangerously overweight children abound this week – but the government says obesity rates are levelling off. Who’s right?
FatCheck: How obesity is taking over the world
One in three people in the world are overweight and parts of the developing world are as fat as the richest countries, according to a new report. What can we do about it?
Obesity: should we tax soft drinks?
Will a tax on soft drinks solve the obesity crisis? Probably not on its own, but it might be a good place to start.
Obesity and poverty: the evidence
Are poor people really fatter? If so, what can we do about it. FactCheck (or should that be FatCheck?) investigates.