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NZ: State to trim fat by targeting mums-to–be in obesity battle

State to target mums-to-be
The government is set to reduce funding for adult nutrition programmes and will instead target pregnant women to tackle the obesity crisis.

FOE says: nothing wrong in targeting future mums, but again the focus is on ineffective education rather than changing the food environment to make healthy choices easier.

Read more: Dominion Post/Stuff, 10 Mar 2012

Fat, fate and disease – giving up on a generation?
Green Party MP, Kevin Hague, comments on the proposed changes to nutrition funding by the Ministry of Health. He has three strong arguments for continuing to fund existing nutrition programmes as well as targeting parents-to-be.
Read more: Green Party Frogblog, 13 March 2012

Published on March 13, 2012 in New Zealand news