Obesity Health Alliance proposals are “illiberal and unscientific”


Energy and Environment

Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator

In the Media

Emily Carver writes for Conservative Home

Responding to the Obesity Health Alliance’s 10-year strategy, Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, said:

“No sooner has the government tabled an unprecedented raft of nanny state measures designed to tackle obesity than the Obesity Health Alliance demands a raft of new taxes and bans.

“It is clear that nothing short of state control of the food supply will appease these fanatics. Their policy proposals are unworkable, unscientific and illiberal. It would be almost comical if this organisation didn’t have so much influence on the government.”


Notes to Editors
Contact: Annabel Denham, [email protected], 07540770774
Christopher Snowdon is available for further comment.
For further IEA reading:
The Nanny State Index 2021: http://nannystateindex.org/
Obesity and the public purse: https://iea.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Obesity-and-the-Public-Purse-PDF.pdf
Fast food outlets and obesity: https://iea.org.uk/publications/fast-food-outlets-and-obesity-what-is-the-evidence/