Log In
Saturday 26th May 2018

We need a minister for healthy eating

6th November 2008

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has warned MPs that Britain needs a dedicated minister for food to prevent an obesity "horror show" from enveloping the country.


During a 90-minute appearance before the Commons Health Select Committee, he said a new food minister would need a budget of about £6.5bn, 10 times the £650m spread over six years that was handed to the chef's school dinners campaign. He would not accept the job himself but would be willing to act as a headhunter for the government to find the right person.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: We need a minister for healthy eating
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 9085
Date Added: 6th Nov 2008


The Independent

Recent Related Articles

Stop eating four foods to prevent high blood pressure

Energy drinks ban in the UK


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2018