12 Nov 2020

Concerted action needed to tackle NZ/Pacific child obesity

From First Up, 5:23 am on 12 November 2020

A leading New Zealand health researcher says this country needs an over-arching public health programme to tackle the obesity epidemic. A new global study has shown that children in New Zealand, especially Pasifika children, are becoming more obese, more quickly, than just about anywhere in the world. The study, published in the Lancet, was co-written by Professor Jim Mann, who is director of Otago University's Healthier Lives National Science Challenge. Professor Mann spoke to RNZ Pacific's Don Wiseman about the latest findings.