Public Health England’s report on sugar reduction

BMJ 2015;351:h6095
Authors: Mike Rayner, Peter Scarborough, Adam Briggs
:Public Health England (PHE) has published its long awaited report on the evidence for sugar reduction.1 It sets out eight key levers that the government could use when formulating a programme to reduce the population’s intake of free sugars… There is much to applaud. PHE is often criticised for not being bold enough in its recommendations to government, taking a cautious approach to its interpretation of the evidence and what it should mean to policy makers. However, at least four of the eight levers may need some form of legislation, and the range of suggested interventions goes beyond simply nudging individuals through health education (box).”
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