Food industry 'responsibility deal' has little effect on health, study finds Firms agreed to make their products healthier, for example by reducing amounts of salt, but few have done so, researchers say
The coalition government’s policy of tackling obesity by asking food producers to change their behaviour has achieved little, failed to improve eating habits and excludes most of the measures that would make a real impact, a government-funded study has found.
The “responsibility deal”, which ministers claimed would boost public health, has largely involved initiatives that have a limited effect on the problem of poor diets, according to a team of researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Continue reading... The Guardian