Category Archives: Public Health

No the Sugar Tax won’t solve the obesity problem

This is the fourth blog I have done about obesity this year so you might think I am obsessed. You would be right. As the saying goes ‘obesity is the new tobacco’. Obesity is a killer either directly or by … Continue reading

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Social Workers – Our forgotten heroines and heroes

Prof June Thoburn who was recognised for outstanding work as a social worker and in support of social workers. Like many people the closest I get these days to social workers is looking at the ‘Clare in the Community’ cartoons … Continue reading

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Repeat Call to stop the Coca-Cola Van coming to Liverpool

Sugary drinks like coke are a  major cause of childhood obesity I have repeated a call made in the summer that Liverpool should not host the Coca Cola Van as it is currently intending to do in November in Williamson … Continue reading

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Are artificial 3G football pitches dangerous?

Has the FA done enough to ensure that its new artifical pitches are safe? I  have written to the Mayor of Liverpool asking him to suspend the installation of artificial 3G football pitches that the Council is planning to install … Continue reading

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Ban the Van call to tackle Childhood Obesity in Liverpool

This is how Coca-Cola promoted its fizzy sugary drinks last year Today the Government has produced a childhood obesity strategy which is not a strategy or even a wish list of things that can be done. It can best be … Continue reading

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Live longer with a bit more of this – a bit less of the other!

This machine told me that my body mass index, blood pressure, heart and other things were right within 2 minutes of standing on it! Imagine a timeline that that starts 10,000 years ago with the first modern man (and woman!). … Continue reading

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More powers needed for councils to tackle childhood obesity

Part of the kitchen we need to keep our children way from!! This is the speech I have made today as the spokesperson at the LGA for Public Health. Child Obesity is a real problem for Liverpool as it is … Continue reading

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