January 7, 2013 |
What’s your new year resolution? Many people try shedding the Christmas pounds, but I think it might take more than a few short-lived diets to reduce the country’s high rates of obesity.
Obesity costs the NHS £5 billion a year, so the government and some supermarkets have teamed up to make some colourful TV ads to promote healthy eating.
This sounds like a nice idea, but critics point out that companies will still sell unhealthy food, and say laws should be stricter instead.
This news story is supported by the Wellcome Trust, GlaxoSmithKline and Life Technologies Foundation as part of the Who am I? project.
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