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作為解決英國兒童肥胖問題的一個策略,英國政府給食品制造業設定了目標,希望能減少比薩、漢堡和即食餐等加工食品中的卡路里含量。英衛生官員認為這一舉措是必要的,因為目前人們每天實際攝入的熱量比正常所需要的多出200到300卡路里。這樣一來,未來超市、外賣店和餐廳供應的食品及飲料成分可能會有所改變,同時分量也會減少。請聽報道。

Food manufacturers and retailers have already been told to cut sugar content by a fifth by 2020. It's not compulsory, but there were strong hints from ministers when the Childhood Obesity Strategy was unveiled last year that if the industry didn't comply, there would be legislation.

Now the same approach is to be adopted for calorie content in manufactured products including ready meals, pizzas, curries, savoury snacks and sandwiches.

This could mean smaller portions or reducing high calorie ingredients. No figures have yet been announced. Public Health England says reducing calorie consumption from sources other than sugar is critical to reversing the obesity trend.

Officials say salt content has already been cut by food manufacturers in line with official targets. But the National Obesity Forum says there was next to nothing to show for the government's last twelve months of work, and that was a serious disappointment.

詞匯表

sugar content 糖的含量
compulsory 強制性的
hints 暗示
unveiled 公布于眾
comply 遵守、服從
legislation 立法
ready meals 即食餐
critical 至關重要的
reversing 使反向,徹底改變
in line with 跟…一致

測驗

請聽報道并回答下列問題。

1. What food content was the food industry asked to cut by 2020, according to the text?

2. The UK government is hoping to cut calories in which type of food products?

3. True or false? Salt content has been cut by food manufacturers in the UK.

4. Which word in the text means ‘the emotion felt when one's expectations are not met’?

答案

1. What food content was the food industry asked to cut by 2020, according to the text?
The food industry was asked to cut sugar content by a fifth by 2020.

2. The UK government is hoping to cut calories in which type of food products?
Manufactured food, including food like pizza, ready meals, savoury snacks and sandwiches.

3. True or false? Salt content has been cut by food manufacturers in the UK.
True. Food manufacturers have cut salt content in line with official targets.

4. Which word in the text means ‘the emotion felt when one's expectations are not met’?
Disappointment. 

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