A healthcare watchdog has called on the borough to do more to tackle childhood obesity after it was revealed one in three ten-year-olds is seriously overweight.
Healthwatch Haringey made the comments after a report by the Haringey’s Health and Wellbeing Board found that 39.4 per cent of the borough’s Year six students are overweight or obese.Based on the discredited BMI measurement, no doubt?
Sharon Grant, the chairman of the healthwatch, said: “It’s a serious problem but there is no single way to solve it.
“I think parents, schools, the voluntary sector, the local authority need to work together to tackle it.
“The key thing is education – we need to educate people about what is in their food especially what’s in their drink because children are just drinking on the calories.(sic)”From Pepsi? Or fruit juice?
These people are truly mad, (though not quite as utterly bonkers as the anti-smoking brigade) and we are even madder for allowing them to proliferate...
Mrs Grant added: “We have the first generation of children who are going to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents because of obesity.
“This is a top priority for everyone who works in health and social care in the borough and we are keeping track of the progress being made.
“It will not be solved overnight but this is a classic example of a problem that has to be solved in partnership.”And so provide public sector employment for yet more useless eaters. There’s got to be some sort of irony there, hasn't there?