Is obesity a child protection issue?

Griffiths, Julie
September 2010
Community Care;9/2/2010, Issue 1833, p16
The article offers the author's view on the issues of childhood obesity. She reports that there is an estimated three million children in Great Britain who are considered as obese or overweight. She mentions that tackling on childhood obesity as a child protection issue makes it a controversial topic. She also states that public health care officials treat obesity as one of the biggest issue affecting children's health.


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