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Letters Banning junk food in hospitals

It’s time to ban obesity in NHS employees

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 23 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4646
  1. Francois L P Fouin, retired general practitioner1
  1. 1Aberdeen AB13, UK
  1. fouin_4{at}

There is so much talk about carrot and stick being applied to the obesity epidemic1 but no one seems to have the courage to discuss the telling deterrent: employment.

If indeed half of NHS employees are overweight or obese it is a national disgrace where we would expect an …

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