Lifestyle Economics

Calorie caps are arbitrary, unscientific, and unrealistic


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Energy and Environment

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Christopher Snowdon reacts to Public Health England proposal

Commenting on the proposed calorie caps for ready-meals and restaurant meals, the IEA’s Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon said:

“These demands are worthy of Nero or Caligula. The government needs to bring Public Health England to heel before they ruin the food supply. The calorie caps are arbitrary, unscientific and unrealistic. It is reasonable to offer advice on daily calorie consumption but setting limits on individual meals is insane.”

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