Tag Archives: Obesity

If we want good health we need to pay for it

Norman Lamb was a first class Health Minister and Lib Dem Health Spokesperson. The policy he announced today shows courage and determination as well as a desire to bring people of all Parties and none together  to try and achieve … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Tackling the obesity crisis in Liverpool

Since 1st September I have been the Lib Dem spokesperson for Health and Social Care at the Local Government Assaociation. I took the job because I believe that this is one of the most crucial areas of concern both for … Continue reading

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Health is too important to be left to the Health Service!

Is our Health Serice Sustainable? In yesterday’s edition of the Independent they published two interesting stories about health which could not have been more contradictory. In the first they quoted a junior doctor as saying, “We won’t let you starve … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the Christmas Festivities

Two things have come together to contribute to these ramblings about Christmas. The first is an article in this month’s BBC History Magazine which tells me that Christmas was abolished by Christians in England in the 1640s. In a speech … Continue reading

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