In her parting report, the CMO has known as for motion in opposition to junk meals, together with a ban on consuming and consuming on public transport, in a bid to deal with weight problems. The federal government ought to put kids’s well being earlier than corporations’ earnings, stated Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dame Sally Davies, in her parting report.“Immediately’s kids are drowning in a flood of unhealthy food and drinks choices, compounded by inadequate alternatives for being lively,” she stated, with round a 3rd of youngsters being labeled as overweight earlier than the age of 11.Listed below are among the suggestions within the report:Bans on selling and promoting junk foodA ban on consuming and consuming on public transport to discourage snacking while travelling (with exceptions for consuming contemporary water and consuming and consuming for medical circumstances)Worth rises by means of VAT adjustments on junk meals excessive in salt, sugar or fats, with the choice of plain packaging as there may be for cigarettesFree water in any respect meals retailers, transport stations and public sector buildingsRegular car-free weekends to advertise bodily activityExtending the sugar tax to milk-based drinksCapping energy.“It’s now fairly regular to see individuals consuming as they stroll up the road. A few many years in the past, it was not. Portion sizes have crept up and £300 million a yr is spent on promoting unhealthy food and drinks,” stated Davies.There are 1.2 million kids within the UK at the moment in want of medical assist for scientific weight problems. As many as 90,000 adolescents could also be eligible for bariatric surgical procedure – however fewer than 10 stomach-shrinking operations are achieved on this age group yearly.Meals corporations have been urged to chop the sugar of their merchandise, however might nonetheless do extra, stated the report. Public Well being England reported that meals producers had lowered sugar by 2.9 p.c within the final yr, after 2 p.c the earlier yr, however that is in opposition to a goal of 20 p.c by 2020.Katharine Jenner, at Motion on Sugar, stated Davies’ “courageous name for daring motion is a beacon of hope” and that there was an pressing want to limit promotions and advertising of unhealthy meals and drinks, which may solely be achieved by means of laws.The Well being Secretary, Matt Hancock, stated: “Prof Dame Sally Davies has achieved greater than anybody to advertise the well being of the nation over a decade as CMO. Her parting report is not any totally different and we’ll research it intently and act on the proof.”