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Posts Tagged: Obesity
The latest consultation was due to be published at the end of 2018, but there is still no clear publication date in sight.
Ben Bradley: To get the greatest benefit from extra NHS funding, resist the temptation to spend it all on hospitals
From community services and mental health treatment, to alleviating PFI debt, the extra cash must be used to prepare the health service for the future.
James Frayne: The voters most enthusiastic about state action on childhood obesity are…Conservative ones
So new research suggests. Private businesses must take at least as much responsibility for this state of affairs as Tory politicians.
Excessive consumption is linked to a broad range of problems, but our current consultation asks important questions to help us reach the right response.
Georgie Callé: How I lost nine stone. And the missing element in the obesity debate – the role of mental health.
I was able to lose weight because I finally found a way to overcome the problems that plagued me since childhood.
Justin Tomlinson: Childhood obesity. As this World Cup rolls on, it’s time for real solutions – more sport, not political gestures
We need to allocate funds from the Sports Premium and the Sugar Tax to open up school sports facilities and playing fields.
Plus: A crazy clergyman, a bonkers Imam, and unreason on obesity. Richard Holden’s innocence. And: I am ready for Desert Island Dicks.
Enforcing a pre-watershed ban is an important step towards the sort of cultural change we need for a healthier population.
Albie Amankona: We need a real National Health Service – to make healthy living easy and unhealthy living difficult.
There needs to be a paradigm shift in policy and culture. Our state should work to keep us healthy and allow us as individuals to be responsible for our actions.
The underlying motive for this tradition, though now often dressed up in quasi-medical language, is as much aesthetic as sanitary.
The relief that obese people afford public services by dying early is almost never acknowledged in the health economics literature.
It doesn’t read like a strategy at all, and I’m doubtful that it will achieve anything.
Nicola Blackwood: Our new obesity strategy isn’t nanny state, it’s a sensible plan to make children healthier
This is about encouraging industry to reduce sugar content, improve school sport and empower parents, not abolish individual responsibility.
Now that Osborne has gone, so too should this un-conservative levy.