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NZ: Public Health Bill hearing begins

Tough food controls in anti-obesity bill

Parliament’s Health Committee has begun hearing oral submissions on the Public Health Bill. The Bill includes provisions to address risk factors for non-communicable diseases, including obesity. The Herald reports that health groups are strongly backing the new provisions, but the advertising industry is lobbying politicians to make amendments.

Read more: NZ Herald, 13 March 2008

Read more about the Public Health Bill hearings

Published on March 13, 2008 in New Zealand news