UK to spearhead Europe-wide initiative to reduce sugar and calorie intake in food
Monday, September 13, 2021
UK chosen to lead new WHO Sugar and Calorie Reduction Network after progress with its domestic sugar-reduction programme. Over 50 countries encouraged to sign up to network, set to launch in spring 2022 Network will address rising rates of global obesity by cutting sugar and calories in food and drink products The UK has been chosen by the World Health Organization (WHO) to lead a new Sugar and Calorie Reduction Network to take global action on sugar and calorie reduction. Speaking at the WHO Regional Committee for Europe today (Monday 13 September), the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty announced the formation of the network, which will work with countries across Europe to reduce sugar and calorie intake. The WHO’s EU region covers around 50 countries, with a much wider reach than the European Commission’s remit.
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