We are tackling problem of obesity, says HSSD following news of UK’s ‘fat tax’
Wednesday 20th February 2013, 4:00PM GMT.
A VARIETY of options exist within the island’s obesity strategy to tackle the problem, the Health and Social Services Department has said.
After the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges called for a tax on sugary drinks, HSSD said in a statement that the current strategy was making a ‘valuable contribution towards supporting healthy living in the Bailiwick of Guernsey with the resources available.’
Any further development of the drive would, the department stated, receive wide consultation before going ahead.
Doctors in the UK have called for healthier hospital food, but unhealthy options are still available here.
The statement said that there is ‘currently no proposal to ban the sale of high density foods such as chocolate or crisps on hospital premises’.
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