Independent review seeks to tackle obesity and other diet-related diseases
Emeritus Professor Alan Glasper, from the University of Southampton, discusses a recent government-commissioned review on the food system of the UK
Anew government-commissioned review has examined how the UK grows, delivers and consumes food, following the trail from farm to fork. Due to COVID-19, the first part of the report looks at the hunger and ill health brought to the fore by the pandemic. Part two focuses on the system overall, looking at harm to people's health and the health of the environment.
The independent report, National Food Strategy. The Plan (Dimbleby, 2021), highlights that less wealthy families are more likely to be vulnerable to the consumption of unhealthy food, which exposes the nutritional gap between rich and poor in the UK.
It is the first major review of the UK food system for 75 years, and was chaired by founder of fast-food chain Leon, which promotes healthier food. The report puts forward a number of interventions to prevent and alleviate the human and environmental harms, and sets out a strategy for the future.
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