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Session 28

Government experts in the UK have set targets for the food industry to cut the amount of calories in its produce, in an attempt to tackle obesity.

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News Review

Britain must diet, say health officials

Health officials in the UK are asking the food industry to cut the calories in its products in an attempt to reduce the rate of obesity in the UK.

Language challenge

Top health officials say that Britain is too fat and needs to lose weight. Which of these phrases does NOT refer to the aim of most dieters?

a) slim down
b) shed weight
c) bulk out

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The story

Health officials have called on the food industry to cut the calorie content of their products to help combat obesity. Public Health England has set the target of a 20% reduction by 2024 for restaurant, retailers and manufacturers. If it isn’t achieved, the government has said legislation is an option.


organised attempt to achieve something

an amount more than necessary

slow gradual change or growth

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Language challenge - answer

'bulk out' means 'get bigger and heavier'. 'Slim down' and 'shed weight' both refer to weight loss, which is the aim of most dieters.


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