National Food Strategy: Tax sugar and salt and prescribe veg, report says

Sugar and salt should be taxed and vegetables prescribed by the NHS, an independent review of the food we eat has suggested.

The report, led by businessman Henry Dimbleby, said taxes raised could extend free school meal provision and support better diets among the poorest.

  • Justin Rowlatt
  • BBC

England’s National Food Strategy also wants GPs to try prescribing fruit and vegetables to encourage healthy eating.

Boris Johnson said he was not attracted to extra taxes on hard-working people.

The prime minister added he would study the report, and promised the government would respond with proposals for future laws within six months.

Meanwhile, the food…

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