20 Oct 2015

Children's Commissioner criticises Govt's Obesity Plan

From Nine To Noon, 9:07 am on 20 October 2015

New Zealand has the third highest rate of childhood obesity in the OECD, behind Greece and Italy. There are 22 initiatives under the Childhood Obesity Plan, including identifying obese children before they start school, and offering their families diet and exercise advice. The Children's Commissioner Russell Wills, who is also a paediatrician says the new measures don't deal with underlying causes of obesity, and just referring children to health programmes will achieve little.