The miller’s tale: poverty, obesity and the 45p loaf

by Felicity Lawrence

White sliced bread is cheap – and you can stuff something cheap between it. [Photograph: Rex]

The UK’s public health epidemic is forcing a rethink on how low-income families can enjoy a better diet. At age five, UK children in poor households are twice as likely to be obese as those in richer ones. By age 11, they are three times as likely to be obese,

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