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Weighing up Govt childhood obesity plan – In the News

Posted in In the News on October 21st, 2015.

The Government’s new childhood obesity plan, released this week, has been widely covered – and critiqued – in the media.

Image: Obesity plan gets thumbs down from expertsThe plan outlines a number of new and existing initiatives with a focus is on food, the environment and being active at each life stage, starting during pregnancy and early childhood.

An outline of the plan is available here and a press release from Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is available here.

You can read expert commentary collected by the Science Media Centre here.

Examples of coverage include:

RadioLIVE: Government obesity strategy not fully endorsed by Commissioner Andrew Little attacks lack of food regulations in Government obesity plan
RadioLIVE: Does the government’s announcement yesterday on obesity go far enough?
Radio New Zealand: Will the govt’s anti-obesity measures work?
Maori Television: Govt announces initiatives to manage childhood obesity
NewstalkZB: Pregnancy weight in spotlight for childhood obesity
Otago Daily Times: Childhood obesity targeted
Radio New Zealand: Schools no cure-all for kids, principals say
Yahoo NZ News: Childhood obesity plan will focus on school food
RadioLIVE: What’s the government’s plan to tackle childhood obesity?
NewstalkZB: Govt announces new childhood obesity plan
Radio New Zealand: Government tackles childhood obesity
New Zealand Herald: Government to tackle childhood obesity
NBR: NZ Food & Grocery Council, Taxpayers’ Union cheer obesity package that targets education, health checks

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