TITLE

Big plan to combat obesity

PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
Choice;Aug2006, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a national action agenda to address the issue of obesity launched by Australian federal and state health ministers. The agenda complements the Australian Better Health Initiative and the Healthy Weight 2008 program. The health ministers have asked the food industry to collaborate with the National Obesity Taskforce to develop and promote healthier options.
ACCESSION #
25158909

 

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