Childhood obesity and consumption of fizzy drinks: Play outside to reduce childhood obesity

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7456.54-a (Published 01 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:54
  1. Alan Sutton, freelance consultant (alansutton@blueyonder.co.uk)
  1. Westminster Play Association, London W2 1LG

    Editor—Preventing childhood obesity by reducing the consumption of carbonated drinks was studied by James et al.1 The rise in childhood obesity is paralleled by the rise in parental fears of the risks to children of being unaccompanied outdoors. I find it strange that the simple solution, to let children play outside more, is dismissed …

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