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
Iraq's prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, announced the offensive on the western half of the city after a lull in the fighting.
David Norris, one of the men who murdered Stephen Lawrence, is seeking £10,000 in damages from the government after he was attacked in jail.
Teams searching for the missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague have admitted they're running out of logical places to look for him.