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Television chef calls for minister of food to tackle obesity

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 07 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2454
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1Margate

    The UK needs a minister for food to help tackle a growing obesity problem, the television chef Jamie Oliver has told MPs.

    Mr Oliver, who was giving evidence to the parliamentary health select committee as part of its inquiry into health inequalities, said that the United Kingdom needs to make some profound changes in the next 10 years to tackle obesity and inequalities.

    “Why isn’t there a minister for food?” he said. “Why isn’t there one person who comes from the private sector who is inspirational and all over the problem like a …

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