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Weekend reading: Let's take real action on childhood obesity

9 days ago   |   By Food Politics

On World Obesity Day, I posted links to three recent reports .
An editorial in The Lancet made me realize that I had not read this one nearly carefully enough. It deserves careful reading.
It comes from Sallie Davies, who just stepped down as Britain's Chief Medical Officer. In another Lancet piece , she and her colleagues insist that children have a right to live in a healthy environment:
Today, government legislation is necessary not simply because we have an obligation to protect vulnerable children, but because children have rights. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child , the...
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