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UK: Jamie Oliver calls for global action to tackle obesity

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has joined health experts in wanting the UN to discuss rising world obesity levels at their summit later this month:

“Obesity needs to be on every government agenda. It should be as important as the fight against Aids and climate change. It has to become the national health priority.”

He is encouraging heads of state and the UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, to “sit up and take notice” at a summit on non-communicable disease in New York on 19 and 20 September.

The Guardian’s article has a mock-up photo of a very plump Jamie Oliver eating fries.

Read more: The Guardian, 4 Sep 2011

Published on September 4, 2011 in International news