Andrew Gwynne – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Andrew Gwynne on 2016-06-24.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to raise public awareness of the calorie content of alcoholic drinks; and if he will make a statement.

Jane Ellison

The last Government’s “Healthy Lives, Healthy People: A call to action on obesity in England”, October 2011 states that alcoholic drinks can be high in calories and contribute to the energy imbalance that can lead to being overweight and obesity.

We welcome the fact that some businesses are choosing to label calories voluntarily on their alcoholic beverages.