I'll have fries with that

Hill, Rosalind
November 2010
British Journal of Nursing;11/25/2010, Vol. 19 Issue 21, p1323
Academic Journal
The author offers opinions on public health policy in Great Britain. Cabinet officer Andrew Lansley is criticized for a plan in which the government will cooperate with food and beverage industry companies to create strategies for limiting obesity and diet-related diseases and alcohol abuse. It is argued that these industries have a vested interest in encouraging consumer behavior which creates these health problems, making it unlikely they will help create policies which might limit their own profitability.


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