Government launches $6m 'Feeding our Futures' programme
5:55PM Thursday May 24, 2007

The Government launched today a new $6 million programme to promote children's nutrition and family dinners.

The Feeding our Futures programme, launched in Rotorua by Health Minister Pete Hodgson, aimed to give parents tips on what to feed their children and how to get them to eat healthy foods.

The programme had the support of The Obesity Action Coalition, The Cancer Society and the National Heart Foundation, the groups said in a joint statement.

Obesity Action Coalition executive director Leigh Sturgiss said although parents talking about nutrition in the home was good, it was only one front in the battle against excessive fatness.

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