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Childhood obesity in New Zealand.
journal contributionposted on 2015-07-03, 00:00 authored by S Kelly, Boyd SwinburnBoyd Swinburn
New Zealand has an unacceptably high rate of childhood obesity at 11 percent of children. The cause is due to an over consumption of food particularly in the form of junk food. To reverse this serious problem an all-of-society approach with leadership from the government is going to be required. The consequence of ignoring the problem will threaten the future viability of the health service.