The Department of Health (DoH) has issued a lukewarm response to a report by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges which calls for an increase in the price of fizzy drinks to help tackle obesity.
The DoH hinted that taxation alone could not solve rising obesity rates.
There is no single answer to the obesity problem.
It is up to everyone - government, industry, health professionals and voluntary groups, as well as individuals themselves - to work jointly to promote healthy eating and healthy lifestyles.
There are already a large number of initiatives under way to help do this, including the Government's Responsibility Deal with industry; the Change4Life programme; NHS health checks; and the Child Measurement Programme in schools.
More top news
The 20-year-old died after being chased by police and apprehended in a shop in Hackney, east London.
A bright start but cloud will soon bubble up to bring sunny spells and showers for many, possibly heavy at times.
It follows reports the US president is considering presidential pardons for his family, aides and even himself.