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Gov responds defensively to child obesity report
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) indicated that the government had done too little too late when it comes to tackling childhood obesity. Caroline Flint, Public Health Minister, vehemently disagrees: "Childhood obesity is a complex issue as the Public Accounts Committee recognises. There are no easy answers or quick fix solutions. Changing behaviour requires long term action on a number of fronts and that is what we are putting in place. The evidence on which this report is based was gathered in 2005 and early 2006. In the interim we have achieved an enormous amount”. (30-01-2007)
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Child Health and the Class Divide - CounterPunch

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