CHOCOLATE BAR and packets of crisps should be made even smaller to help Brits shed their lockdown weight, a government review recommends today.
But people who’ve binged on takeaways during Covid simply need to “eat less” to lose weight, Boris Johnson said.
The Prime Minister dropped controversial plans to impose new salt and sugar taxes on junk food, saying it would hit people amid the cost-of-living crisis.
Visiting Southern England Farms in Hayle, south-west Cornwall, the Prime Minister said: “What we don’t want to do at the moment is impose new taxes on them which will only push up the cost of food.
“The best way to lose weight, believe me, is to eat less.”
Ministers insisted they would not order the public to eat less meat and would trust them to make their own decisions.
Businesses are encouraged to make portions smaller and lower in calories and invest in new technology to make food healthier, according to the landmark food strategy.
And they could force companies to put country-of-origin stickers on the front to encourage shoppers to buy British products instead.
Traffic light labels on packaging are being beefed up to give people more information about what they are eating.
Thousands more visas will be distributed to foreign workers to fill gaps in Britain’s seasonal farm worker scheme and grow vegetables and chickens.
Food Tsar and Leon founder Henry Dimbleby groaned that only half of his recommendations made it into the final plan and it was hardly a strategy.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5554904/chocolate-bars-crisps-smaller-government-review/ Chocolate bars and packets of crisps should be made SMALLER to help Brits lose weight, government review says