Taxpayer-funded public health lobby needs to be reined in, says TPA

March 26, 2016 1:04 PM

Responding to news that Public Health England is proposing to halve the recommended daily intake of dairy products, Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

"When will these diktats from the High Priests of the Nanny State in the public health lobby ever end? Fresh from pushing for the regressive sugar tax, this assault on the consumption of dairy products - which have long been part of a healthy balanced diet - has been slammed by nutritionists.

"Public Health England is handed billions of pounds of taxpayers' money every year, yet it increasingly appears to be promoting public health zealotry rather than sensible dietary advice. People want to be able to make informed choices about what they eat and drink but they can do without bureaucrats seeking to micro-manage every last calorie they consume.

"This bloated agency clearly needs to be reined in before its interventions completely extinguish any sense of personal responsibility over our lifestyle choices."

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