Nurses will make unannounced visits to the homes of obese primary school children to try to sign them up to a weight- loss programme.Beats the Mormons and people selling the ‘Watchtower’, I suppose…
The controversial 'cold-call' project is aimed at securing the help of parents in getting children to reach a healthier weight.
The East Lancashire trust's director of public health Dr Ellis Friedman said the project was 'very serious'.Sure. I mean, it’s not like having the Fat Police call at the door is going to stigmatise anyone, is it?
'Where a child is found to be overweight, our aim is certainly not to stigmatise them but to help the child's family address the issues positively and within their means.'
I wonder if they’ll avail themselves of a cool vehicle to make their rounds, like the ‘Ghostbusters’..? Why not, it’s only NHS money after all. And that just grows on trees, doesn’t it?