The Health Select Committee Inquiry into Obesity and Type Two Diabetes in New Zealand:

A back seat for physical activity Over the past two years substantial attention has been paid by New Zealand politicians to the prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes. The Health Select Committee of the House of Representatives has conducted and reported on a substantial Inquiry, and the Government has responded to the Select Committee’s report. This paper has two purposes: to describe what submitters told the Inquiry, and to consider how the politicians responded. It shows that what the submissions said about the role of physical activity in obesity prevention (“healthy action”) received relatively little attention in either the Select Committee Report or the Government response.
John White
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February 2008
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