Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association:
“The BHA shares in the Government’s ambition to combat childhood obesity, however the Government should be wary of trying to tackle an issue of this scale with a single silver bullet.
“Manufacturers, distributers and caterers have long been making significant contributions to improve the nutrition of products and provide healthier alternative choices for its customers.
“Ensuring good nutrition and reducing the level of childhood obesity requires a comprehensive approach. We would like to see this effort to tackle childhood obesity be complemented by a stronger emphasis on nutrition and physical exercise in the school curriculum.
“Our industry will continue to work closely with the Department of Health and support the Government in our shared ambition to reduce childhood obesity as long as the proposals are practical, workable and likely to be effective.”