Embargoed: 00:01 Monday 24th December
This year Public Health England has spent over £41.7 million of taxpayers money telling Brits what they can and cannot eat, drink and do in their leisure time. Using these warnings and guidelines, the TaxPayers' Alliance has calculated what a public health puritan approved Christmas lunch would look like.
Following the nutritional guidelines set by the NHS, an adult male could enjoy the following on Christmas Day:
John O'Connell, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
"All year long taxpayer-funded public health Tsars tell us what to eat, drink and how to spend our leisure time. If they had it their way, we would be eating nothing but salad and Brussels sprouts this Christmas, with a meagre sliver of a mince pie for pudding. I wonder if public health officials this year will be practising what they preach by following their own overbearing guidelines?"