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Media captionTallulah Self, 18, was in hospital with anorexia
“The 100 -calorie snack benchmark assumes that all children’s needs are the same, ” says Tallulah Self, 18, who has a history of anorexia nervosa.
“It’s like saying all cars need the same fuel – and the same amount.”
Tallulah is critical of awareness-raising campaigns launched by Public Health England( PHE) in the new year, exhorting parents to limit children’s snacks to 100 calories – and to let them have only two a day.
The campaign is aimed at tackling the growing problem of childhood obesity.
But for Tallulah – who expend six months in hospital in 2016 with anorexia – the Change4Life “Look for 100 calorie snacks” adverts touched a raw nerve.