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
Festival Organisers released another 88 acts on the line-up set to appear in Somerset this June, including Stormzy, The XX and The National.
The new sugar targets are being introduced in an effort to tackle childhood obesity as a third of children are leaving school overweight.
The body of 25-year-old Akbar was found intact and full-clothed after searchers hunted down the python and sliced it open on Wednesday.