NZ Pub­lic health ex­perts plead for ac­tion on obe­sity

Fiji Sun - - World News -

Welling­ton: More than 70 lead­ing pub­lic health spe­cial­ists are urg­ing the gov­ern­ment to im­ple­ment a tax on sug­ary drinks to tackle New Zealand’s high rates of child­hood obe­sity. The aca­demics, who are from uni­ver­si­ties around the coun­try, have signed an open let­ter to Cab­i­net ask­ing for obe­sity preven­tion mea­sures to be strength­ened. A re­cent re­port pub­lished in The Lancet showed New Zealand had one of the highest num­bers of over­weight peo­ple in the world. Ra­dio NZ

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