Public Health England Calorie Reduction Report: the Scope and Ambition for Action

Published online: 7 March 2018

Front page of the PHE report

On 6 March 2018, Public Health England (PHE) released the 'Calorie reduction: the scope and ambition for action' report as part of the government’s strategy to cut childhood and adult obesity.

The report considers evidence for recommended calorie intake, sources of calories, and estimated excess energy consumption.  It considers evidence on reformulation and portion size reduction, and the estimated health economic benefits of a calorie reduction programme along with suggested mechanisms for action and the next steps.

Image: front page of the PHE calorie reduction report with thanks to PHE.