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    Lessons from an unsuccessful local attempt to tackle childhood overweight and obesity
    • Nicola Haisman, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Krystyna A. Matyka, Alan Stanton

    Dear Editor,

    Whilst we greatly enjoyed Mary C J Rudolph’s “Best Practice” article on “The Obese Child” [1], we cannot agree with her conclusion that obesity fulfils most of the criteria for a condition that justifies screening. Our own local experience in Solihull, West Midlands, might illustrate this point.

    Using a grant from the Children’s Fund, (www.cypu.gov.uk/corporate/childrenstrust/index,cfm)...

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