We must tackle the growing burden of obesity | OECD Insights Blog

Obesity rates in Canada and other OECD nations.

Obesity rates in Canada and other OECD nations. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: The logo of the Organisation for Econ...

English: The logo of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Picture of an Obese Teenager (146kg/322lb) wit...

Picture of an Obese Teenager (146kg/322lb) with Central Obesity, side view. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With 1 in 6 children overweight or obese in OECD area, OECD explores how to tackle the growing burden of obesity.

We must tackle the growing burden of obesity | OECD Insights Blog

The OECD paper provides a number of links to the latest comprehensive research into the growth of obesity.

One area that the OECD recommends intervention is school meals. It’s significant that the UK Conservative Party Manifesto 2017 has ignored the OECD recommendations by slashing subsidized school lunches. The UK is cited as one of the countries with an obesity crisis. Why are the political classes too scared to tackle obesity?

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