Public Health Cuts Could Hamper Anti-Obesity Efforts

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Local councils in England are warning that government cuts to public health funding could hamper their efforts to tackle obesity.

Local Government Association figures show that councils will have spent £505m by 2017 on fighting obesity.

Councils use the money to measure children’s weight at primary school, help people lose weight and offer free or cheaper leisure facilities.

Cuts to funding could prevent continued efforts to tackle the obesity crisis.

Read the full article at the BBC

 


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