TheJournal.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 17 April, 2014

Poll: Should the government do more to tackle Ireland’s ‘obesity crisis’?

A new study says that by 2030, 90 per cent of Irish adults will be overweight. But is enough being done to tackle this?

Image: Overweight man via Shutterstock

A NEW STUDY projects that by 2030, 90 per cent of adults in Ireland will be overweight or obese, the Irish Examiner reports today.

Recently, safefood launched a campaign aimed at tackling child obesity, while a study found that a quarter of three-year-olds in Ireland are overweight.

The government has also been considering introducing a ‘sugar tax‘.

Meanwhile, concern has been raised about the allocation of PE hours in schools, and the lack of funding for a HSE obesity service.

We’re asking: Should the government do more to tackle Ireland’s obesity crisis?


Poll Results:







Read: Concern Ireland is ‘not far behind the US’ for obesity>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

Read next:

Comments (108 Comments)

Add New Comment