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