Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall are right – we need radical action to tackle childhood obesity

This August marks two years since the world’s first childhood obesity plan was published here in the UK. However, it did not receive the attention and celebration you would expect for a ground-breaking strategy. It was published in the middle of summer recess, during the Olympics and on A-level results day, and appeared to be missing some pages. However, it was later confirmed that this world-first strategy really was just 13 pages long.

The plan was the perfect opportunity to really tackle childhood obesity in this country. But with the change of prime ministers, many of the ground-breaking policies that were expected to be in the plan were edited out by Theresa May and her team, with one of her former officials been reported to have boasted about saving Tony the Tiger, the Frosties mascot. 

Read more from Sharon Hodgson for Politics Home here: https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/health-and-care/illnesstreatments/house/house-magazine/95092/sharon-hodgson-jamie-oliver-and