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Sheffield charity warns of generation of sweet-toothed children

Sheffield based charity The Children’s Food Trust, have published their first State of the Nation report, with sugar-related obesity presenting one of the most challenging health risks for children today. Earlier this year the Government released their long awaited obesity strategy which included a planned tax on sugary drinks and a programme to cut sugar in products popular with children. The charity’s report highlights the enormity of the task facing parents to get children eating healthily, with many saying they believe their child has too much sugar in their everyday diet. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to Claire Rick of The Children’s Food Trust.

Children’s Food Trust says ‘Childhood Obesity Strategy’ should go further

Sheffield-based Children’s Food Trust has given a mixed reception to the government’s Childhood Obesity Strategy. It is over a year since the Government introduced the idea of a strategy for tackling obesity from a young age. The plan was described as a game changer that would clamp down on the use of sugar in the products of food and beverage companies. A year later and the published strategy has received a critical reception.

Sheffield Live! reporter Shamaan Freeman-Powell spoke to Children’s Food Trust.

Calls to avoid unhealthy food and drink sponsorship in sport

A senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University has had a report published arguing for tighter restrictions on the endorsement of unhealthy food and drinks in sport. Dr Stuart Flint from the Centre for Sport and Exercise Science says Sports organisations should avoid sponsorship deals with unhealthy food and drink brands to reduce the risk of obesity and Type 2 diabetes. He told our reporter, Sal Saba more about the issue.