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How can we fight fat in NZ?

Last updated 10:41 03/07/2015
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How can we fight obesity and other weight-related healthy issues in NZ?

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The battle of the bulge in New Zealand is showing no signs of slimming down, so what do you think needs to be done to help Kiwis fight fat?

Research suggests banning junk food advertising may be the best way to tackle childhood obesity, but how effective do you think that would be?  

And the British government is planning to introduce a sugar tax on soft drinks from 2018 in order to improve children's health. New Zealand research has shown we could save lives and reduce our obesity burden if we followed suit. Should we?

In 2014, health advocates said drastic intervention was needed to stave off a diabetes crisis in New Zealand.

Should we be paying more attention to these warnings? 

Would you like to see taxes on fizzy drinks and companies who sell or pro#mce_temp_url#duce fatty foods? Or does the issue come down to education and healthy eating at homes and schools?

Do you have some ideas on how to curb our eating habits?

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