The TV chef and heart attack survivor Sally Bee is calling on the Government to “stop wimping out” on the obesity crisis, which she says is storing up life-changing health problems for millions.
The TV chef, who suffers from a congenital heart condition, says she has the support of fellow chefs Jamie Oliver and Raymond Blanc.
In a letter to the Prime Minister, Theresa May, Bee writes: “Children are eating their body weight in sugar over the course of a year. The British public are sleepwalking into their own personal health crisis and don’t understand why. Much of this is due to lack of information on food labels.
“The people I talk to, believe they are making healthy choices but the labels on their pre-packed foods are dishonest and misleading”
“The people I talk to, believe they are making healthy choices but the labels on their pre-packed foods are dishonest and misleading and mean that many of their so called ‘healthy’ choices are actually causing health problems. Yes they are in control of what they put in their mouths and there is a long way to go in educating people at ground level, I do everything I can to support this, but the problem is massively exacerbated by the lack of truthful and clear information on packaged food.”
Bee says she is forced to conclude that the Government, by not fully engaging in the battle against childhood obesity, is “accepting that our children today will be the unwell future tomorrow”.
Bee agrees that everybody has to take some responsibility, but she says “the Government must step up and stop wimping out”