Pizzas and other snacks could shrink in bid to cut childhood obesity

Government hopes to achieve 20% calorie reduction in foods popular with children by 2024

Makers of pizzas, ready meals and savoury snacks could be forced to shrink them under government proposals to reduce childhood obesity, which figures have revealed has increased by more than a third across England since 2006.

The government body Public Health England is meeting major food businesses to discuss how to achieve a 20% calorie reduction in foods popular among children by 2024, as pressure on the industry to create healthier products grows.

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