Poor diet costs the NHS 6 billion GBP a year. Yet there are now ways to reduce sugar, salt and fat in food without affecting the taste. Health Action Campaign is asking why progress is so slow on this – since its research shows that producing healthier food could be good for business as well as public health. The 1 billion GBP a year food and drinks companies claim in tax relief for Research & Development could be used to kick start progress.
Health Action Campaign has just published its report: Healthy and Wealthy? The health and economic implications for the UK of mass producing food high in sugar, salt, saturated fat and refined carbohydrates (S3RC) (http://www.agewatch.org.uk/assets/documents/h-w-01-11-15)
Key findings include: