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.
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