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Foods we needn’t eat

Friday, 24 February 2012, 10:04 am | Fight the Obesity Epidemic

Media Release Fight the Obesity Epidemic (FOE) 24 February 2012 Foods we needn’t eat “The NEEDNT food list compiled by University of Otago researchers has great potential,” says Dr Robyn Toomath, spokesperson for Fight the Obesity Epidemic ... More >>

Parties differ on obesity prevention

Thursday, 10 November 2011, 12:44 pm | Fight the Obesity Epidemic

Political parties seeking election in 2011 have some very different approaches to preventing obesity, according to a report just released by Fight the Obesity Epidemic (FOE). More >>

UN Member States jeopardise progress on epidemic

Monday, 5 September 2011, 1:34 pm | Fight the Obesity Epidemic

Wellington – The fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory disease, is at grave risk, because of recent efforts by some countries to stall and weaken critical United Nations ... More >>

Anne Tolley under attack on school food

Wednesday, 27 January 2010, 4:22 pm | Fight the Obesity Epidemic

Education Minister Anne Tolley continues to be attacked about her decision on 5 February 2009 to scrap the healthy food in schools guidelines with two stories in today’s media. More >>

More sport won’t stop the obesity epidemic

Tuesday, 11 August 2009, 4:38 pm | Fight the Obesity Epidemic

“Increasing physical activity is an excellent way of improving health for all individuals and sport has a role,” says Dr Robyn Toomath. “The new Kiwisport initiative will be great for some kids, but we know that most won’t persist with organised sport ... More >>

Cancer report puts heat on Natl’s health policies

Friday, 27 February 2009, 9:56 am | Fight the Obesity Epidemic

“Opportunities to reduce New Zealand’s high cancer rate are lost as a result of National’s decision to reverse important health initiatives in the name of opposing the nanny state”, according to Dr Robyn Toomath from FOE (Fight the Obesity Epidemic). ... More >>

Parties differ widely on obesity prevention

Thursday, 23 October 2008, 2:59 pm | Fight the Obesity Epidemic

Political parties standing in this election have some very different approaches to preventing obesity, according to a report just released by Fight the Obesity Epidemic (FOE). All parties in the current Parliament were asked four questions intended to ... More >>

Industry tactics on Public Health Bill questioned

Monday, 21 July 2008, 2:08 pm | Fight the Obesity Epidemic

The food industry has been giving a misleading message about how the health sector wants to address obesity, a new report shows. The report, by health policy analyst John White, analysed the 204 submissions to the Health Select Committee on the Public ... More >>

Health Committee weakens obesity provisions

Thursday, 26 June 2008, 3:54 pm | Fight the Obesity Epidemic

"The Health Select Committee has watered down the ability of future governments to make regulations to reduce obesity", says Dr Robyn Toomath, spokesperson for FOE (Fight the Obesity Epidemic). More >>

High obesity rates need urgent action

Wednesday, 4 June 2008, 9:09 am | Fight the Obesity Epidemic

The latest figures on obesity rates from the New Zealand Health Survey have been welcomed by Dr Robyn Toomath, spokesperson for FOE (Fight the Obesity Epidemic). More >>

TV ad guidelines show self-regulation a failure

Friday, 16 May 2008, 11:15 am | Fight the Obesity Epidemic

The TV food ad guidelines just announced show that self-regulation by the media will not provide enough protection for children, says Celia Murphy from FOE (Fight the Obesity Epidemic). More >>

Government response on obesity disappoints

Wednesday, 28 November 2007, 9:53 am | Fight the Obesity Epidemic

The Government’s response to the Inquiry into Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes is a huge disappointment with failure to adopt critical recommendations from the report, according to Fight the Obesity Epidemic (FOE). More >>

Government must act on cancer report

Thursday, 1 November 2007, 5:05 pm | Fight the Obesity Epidemic

The government is not doing all it should to protect people from cancer, says Dr Robyn Toomath from FOE (Fight the Obesity Epidemic). Dr Toomath was commenting on the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) report released today linking cancer increases ... More >>

Government response crucial on obesity

Friday, 31 August 2007, 12:54 am | Fight the Obesity Epidemic

Anti-obesity group FOE (Fight the Obesity Epidemic) has welcomed recommendations in a Health Select Committee report to Parliament. More >>

Report Highlights Divisions On Obesity Prevention

Thursday, 29 March 2007, 9:52 am | Fight the Obesity Epidemic

A new study into strategies for combating obesity has found big business is opposed to the recommendations of New Zealand’s leading health professionals. The study also reveals how expert medical opinion is being ignored because the government’s ... More >>

Submission Calls For Radical Action On Obesity

Wednesday, 17 May 2006, 5:29 pm | Fight the Obesity Epidemic

Bans on all forms of advertising unhealthy foods to children were proposed by Fight the Obesity Epidemic NZ Inc (FOE) in its submission today to the Health Select Committee Inquiry into Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. More >>

Invasive Marketing Of food Must Be Regulated

Friday, 18 November 2005, 5:17 pm | Fight the Obesity Epidemic

“We won’t get children to change their behaviour when it comes to junk food unless we regulate the invasive marketing methods used by food manufacturers”, says Professor of Marketing Janet Hoek of Massey University. Professor Hoek was speaking at a seminar ... More >>

Strong mandate for change in canteens and on TV

Monday, 25 July 2005, 9:28 am | Fight the Obesity Epidemic

Politicians now have the proof they need that there is a strong mandate for changing what our children eat and drink at school, and what advertisements they see on television, says Fight the Obesity Epidemic (FOE) spokesperson Dr Robyn Toomath. A BRC survey ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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