The recently announced Childhood Obesity Plan will not be effective in curbing the growing numbers of children who are obese, says New Zealand First.
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The government has failed to take action against the food industry in the fight against childhood obesity, says New Zealand First.
Barbara Stewart MP
Spokesperson for Health
20 OCTOBER 2015
ALL BARK NO BITE ON OBESITY
With one in nine New Zealand children suffering from obesity Hamilton’s Project Energize should be extended across New Zealand, says New Zealand First.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman needs to go back to the doctors if he believes that voluntary measures around marketing and sugar reduction from the food industry will lower New Zealand’s obesity rate, says New Zealand First.
The Health Minister’s rejection of “nanny state” measures to combat our adult obesity rate is par for the course says New Zealand First Health spokesperson Barbara Stewart.
Public health costs in New Zealand are set to soar unless we seriously target obesity says New Zealand First.
Join Barbara and other panelists to review national and global developments in the issue of the expanding waistline, how these should inform public policy and the immediate action required. Friday 7th June, 9.45am-4.30pm
New Zealand First says the Government must live up to its health responsibilities and instigate a national strategy to tackle our burgeoning diabetes and obesity epidemics.