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[Correspondence] Setting up childhood obesity policies in Europe

I’ve read with interest your editorial (Aug 27, p 841) and the comment of Tim Lobstein and Klim McPherson (Aug 27, p 853) concerning the UK Childhood Obesity Plan.1,2 Like British children, one in three Spanish children are overweight or obese. Similar to the UK, the Spanish Obesity Strategy lacks commitments to which it can be held accountable and relies on voluntary measures and self-regulation by industry, recommendations to schools and health-care workers, and appeals to personal responsibility.

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