Next Episode of Britain's Fat Fight with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is
With Britain becoming the most obese country in western Europe, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is on a mission, asking food producers, restaurants and the government to confront the crisis.
Britain is now the most obese country in western Europe. Two-thirds of us are already overweight and there's no doubt that our poor diet and lack of exercise is slowly killing us, as well as crippling the NHS. After smoking, obesity is the next biggest cause of premature death in the UK. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is on a mission to try and do something about it. In this new series, he pushes some of the biggest food companies and restaurant chains to become more transparent about what they are selling and he's asks the government what they are doing to tackle this health crisis. Hugh's also sees if it is possible to change the eating habits of a whole city by challenging the people of Newcastle to lose 100,000lbs in a year.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall turns the spotlight on our most popular high street restaurant chains, as children are eating out twice as much as they did in the 1970s.
In this episode, Hugh learns that there are some simple and obvious changes which could be made to GPs surgeries that could help prevent obesity-related diseases - like putting weighing scales in every GP waiting room and making it mandatory to weigh every patient before they see the doctor. Hugh arranges a trial in Bristol, with dramatic results. In Newcastle, Hugh meets Janet, who signed up to Newcastle Can but is finding it difficult to lose any weight. Hugh wants to see if she can make changes to her lifestyle by getting outside of her comfort zone, so they head to the beach to go surfing.
Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall(Presenter)
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