Alarm! Britons Eat Too Many Calories and Here’s How They Will Cut Calories Consumption (INFOGRAPHIC)

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UK’s health official ring the alarm telling the public it is time “to get on a ”.

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Britons eat too many calories

Public Health England claimed fast-food outlets, supermarkets, restaurants and food manufacturers should cut calories in their products by 20% to help tackle the childhood obesity crisis.

The target will apply to 13 different food groups, responsible for a fifth of the calorie intake of children. The organization is targeting pizzas, savory biscuits and crackers, crisps and savory snacks, food-to-go, such as sandwiches, ready meals and takeaways and some more popular foods.

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But PHE chief executive Duncan Selbie said the steps were as much about influencing the diets of adults.

“Britain needs to go on a . Children and adults routinely eat too many calories, and it’s why so many are overweight or obese.”

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The government agency has also urged the food industry to start using healthier ingredients and encourage the public to opt for lower calorie foods.

It is all part of a drive to cut calorie consumption by 20% by 2024.

How many calories should we eat?

Here’s how many calories a day an adult and children should eat to stay healthy.

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What’s “400-600-600” plan?

PHE is also launching a campaign to encourage people to control calories, proposing a “rule for thumb” of 400 calories for breakfast and 600 each for lunch and dinner.

They say major fast-food chains including McDonalds, Subway and Greggs have signed up to the “400-600-600” plan and agreed to “signpost” customers towards lower-calorie options.

“We are talking to big companies that make the big-selling products, both ready meals and out-of-home food,” said chief nutritionist Alison Tedstone.

“A few healthy options at the end of a menu will not end the obesity crisis. We need the everyday products to change.”

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Britain Needs To Go On a Diet - Here’s How It Will Cut Calories Consumption by 20% (INFOGRAPHIC)
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