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No need to over-egg the pudding

Tackling obesity by taking overweight children into care won’t help, says Trevor Barnes

I HAVE always rather liked the celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Benignly laddish in his pre-marriage “naked chef” days, he morphed effortlessly into loving husband, doting father, and responsible citizen concerned for the well-being of the nation.

First, he gave disadvantaged youngsters a chance to gain vocational training and the possibility of a job at his restaurant. Next, he took on the political and educational establishment with his championing of healthy school meals, and, before ...

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