Sir; Having read about the FSA's call for smaller snacks and chocolate packs to curb obesity, at what point are consumers going to take responsibility, or are we destined to become a nanny state?

Smaller food packs are an excuse to buy two products instead of one and may increase overall product intake.

This suggestion is unlikely to solve the crisis. If standard packs are removed, it will force a choice between small packs and multipacks. Manufacturers are reducing the salt and fat content and labelling products with nutrition details but dictating set quantities is taking things too far.

A more sensible solution is increased education and diet awareness, such as the government's plans to introduce after school cookery classes for children and parents.