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Fight the Obesity Epidemic was disestablished in 2016.  This site is therefore no longer maintained, but will remain online until 2021 as a resource and archive of what FOE did 2001 – 2016.

All content on the site, excluding illustrations by Chris Slane, is licensed under a Creative Commons License and may be freely used or copied with appropriate citations.

Australian breakthrough on food labelling

Australia has developed a Health Star Rating System which New Zealand is now adopting. It shows promise as a useful and achievable front-of-pack food labelling system.

Find out more about the Health Star Rating System…

Public Health Expert

This blog about public heath issues features experts from the University of Otago.

Check out Public Health Expert

Children’s food advertising code

The Advertising Standards Authority released a new advertising code for children’s food in May 2010. FOE doubts it will make a difference to the deluge of junk food advertising children see.

Find out what FOE thinks about the code

Find out more about TV advertising to children

Gareth Morgan’s health blog

Gareth Morgan and his team of bloggers have their say on what needs to be done to reduce obesity in New Zealand.

Check out Gareth’s World