Clinically obese patients will be supported to lose weight before an operation is considered under new proposals from the local CCG.Read the full story ›
Totnes MP Dr Sarah Wollaston has long campaigned for the introduction of a sugar tax. It could mean the Government puts seven or eight pence on the price of a can of cola and uses the money for sporting activities or breakfast clubs or perhaps getting supermarkets to reduce the price of healthy options.
In an interview with ITV News, the former GP points out that you can consume your entire recommended daily allowance of sugar with just one can of fizzy pop.
Could a rise of 7 or 8p per fizzy drink help combat the rise in obesity among children and adults?Read the full story ›
Last week the Chancellor announced he would be introducing a 'sugar tax' on fizzy drinks, but one school is already ahead of the game.Read the full story ›
With childhood obesity reaching 'epidemic' levels, a nursery in Taunton is trying to stay healthy. They've taken added sugar off the menu.Read the full story ›
In the West young people are being targeted at a young age to try and prevent the problem of obesity in later life.Read the full story ›
In the West Country young people are being targeted at a young age to try and prevent the problem of obesity in later life.Read the full story ›
Want to find out if you are a healthy weight? Use this NHS calculator.Read the full story ›
An exclusive investigation into childhood obesity in the West has revealed startling figures. PHE says the problem is now 'an epidemic'.Read the full story ›
A schoolgirl from Truro was left distraught after being branded overweight by health experts who visited her primary school.Read the full story ›