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    Prevent Childhood Obesity – Educate Parents

    As a former obese child, I find the current proposal made by the Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE) at Deakin University to a Senate committee, regarding the weighing and measuring of school children in an attempt to gather data on the obesity rates and target communities most “at risk” abhorrent! I remember the impact this had on me; being subject to such assessment by a teacher I wasn’t comfortable with, taking my measurements and recording them down for me to feel pretty shitty about! From an early age, chances are an obese child already knows they are fat; a classmate has probably ridiculed them for it! Further, subjecting the child to…