Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver talks about tackling childhood obesity to the UK Government!

Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver talks about tackling childhood obesity to the UK Government!

Childhood obesity is on the rise worldwide. It has become a major issue in today’s world and Governments are finding it hard to control it.

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Celebrity chefs talk about childhood obesity

Celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingst all are going to give their expert opinion on this medical problem and also state what else the Government needs to do to tackle this major issue rampant in the world now.

The duo will provide evidence to the MPs who are on the Health and Social Care Committee on it. This is preceding the Government’s Childhood Obesity: A Plan For Action chapter which is expected to commence this year.

Jamie later tweeted about the program,

Who will be the other people talking before the Committee?

Other speakers and advisors would-be academics, health, and fiscal experts who will provide their assessment of how well the Government has fared in this field until now. Hugh had tweeted a picture of the duo before the actual program:

Just recently, the UK PM Theresa May unveiled and described the UK Government’s plans for handling and curbing this looming epidemic of childhood obesity.

She had also stated that their plan is ‘ambitious’ and world-leading’. However, Theresa May had disclosed that if the plan does not yield the desired results further plans would be created to overcome the hurdles if any.

Jamie Oliver and childhood obesity

Jamie Oliver has been campaigning for a long time for healthy eating habits, particularly among children. He writes:

“Over the past 30 years our diets have changed dramatically. Food has become ultra-processed and overly high in salt, fat and sugar. Meanwhile, childhood obesity rates have tripled. It’s not a coincidence. Food is the biggest industry on the planet, and it urgently needs a reset.”

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Jamie feels that a poor diet has a higher chance of killing a person than terrorism though it sounds less scary than the latter. He clarifies:

“excess weight increases susceptibility to type-2 diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and strokes. All of which are killers in their own right.”

Providing the facts, Jamie states:

“The NHS spends £5.1bn a year on obesity. And the UK loses £27bn per year in productivity to poor diets.”

He feels that Brexit has affected the healthy food reforms and the PM is not serious about the issue. The Government, according to him, needs to take sterner action against childhood obesity and he called for a ban on TV junk food advertising to be extended to 9 pm. He has been trying to change the unhealthy habits of people.

Support and opposition to the move of Jamie

Jamie Oliver and Hugh received support from their fans.

But some were not particularly thrilled by the idea of Jamie and Hugh.

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A joint effort of people and Government and social agencies would help arrest this growing and disease-causing epidemic of childhood obesity.

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