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“2020health is an important and thoughtful contributor to the health debate”

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee

 
 

BBC Two - Victoria Deryshire Sugar Tax

Julia Manning, Chief Executive of 2020health spoke about the Health Select Committee's new Report on Childhood Obesity, alongside Chris Askew, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK and Ian Wright ,Director General of the Food and Drink Federation.

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In the discussion on the report's recommendations, in particular, the tax on sugary drinks, Julia was asked about 2020health's research on Obesity. Julia mentioned how the recomendations from the 2014 'Careless Eating Costs Lives' Report, mirror the Health Select Committee's recommendations. Julia expressed the common theme being the need for a holistic, cross spectrum, long term approach at every level. She mentioned how other countries had dealt with the issues, including the Danish Fat Tax and the Sugar Tax imposed in Mexico two years ago.