A fresh approach to obesity is needed after a decade of failure to tackle the epidemic, a report has concluded. Sweeping action is required to halt "an intergenerational cycle" that has led to more than half of Croydon adults being overweight and children growing up seeing obesity as normal, public health experts warned.Oh, here we go…
Public Health Croydon, which became part of Croydon Council last year, called for the implementation an overarching strategy that would see obesity taken into account across council departments including planning, transport and education.Oooh, there’s nothing they love more than an ‘overarching strategy’, is there?
So, what is this going to look like in practice (apart from a lot of taxpayer money down the drain)?
It (sic) recommendations include disadvantaged people's need for exercise being taken into account when considering planning applications …Wha..? Does that mean putting in stairs only, no lifts?
… a school-building programme prioritising recreational space and attractive dining facilities…Why make them attractive, isn’t that encouraging them to eat more?
… and help with weight management for women before and after pregnancy.So men need not worry, eh?