The British government is planning to make it easier for people to get sugar-free ice cream in shops, and has ordered food companies to make healthier versions of the popular desserts.
The government is also considering introducing a tax on sugar, with a levy of 15% on all processed sugar and 25% on sugary drinks.
It will also give businesses the power to make changes to the packaging and advertising of sugary treats.
The new restrictions come after a series of cases of obesity linked to sugary drink.
The British Medical Association (BMA) has called for the government to move towards a “zero-calorie” diet, in which sugary foods are consumed less than one or two times a day.
The BMA says a zero-calorific diet is an alternative to the current “lack of scientific evidence” that sugary diets increase the risk of obesity.
The association is not backing the government’s move.
However, it says that if the new restrictions are approved, it would “provide the best evidence available for the policy, and would help to protect vulnerable people from harm”.
The government says it is taking action to “protect vulnerable people”.
The move follows a series in which the government has been criticised for failing to tackle the issue of sugar-sweetened drinks, which are now legalised in some states, including in the UK.
The UK has now introduced the equivalent of a tax of more than £100 a bottle of soft drinks, as well as a levy on soft drinks.
The changes to sugared food packaging come as health campaigners say there is a growing need for an “alcohol-free” diet.
The latest figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO) show that the number of people in the world who are obese has risen by more than 10 million over the past decade.
There were 3.4 million obese people in 2015, compared to 2.7 million in 2012.
The number of obese adults has doubled in the past 10 years to reach about 13.5 million.
Obesity has been linked to several diseases including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and type 1 diabetes.
It is also linked to obesity-related deaths, which have risen by almost 15% over the same period.
In Britain, more than 1.4m people are estimated to be obese.
The WHO says more research is needed to see if the proposed changes to food packaging could reduce the rise in obesity.