Dr Patrick employed to tackle obesity problem in children

Dr Patrick Lowe has been hired by the city council in Birmingham to solve the Childhood obesity problem where every one third of 11-year-olds are overweight. Dr Patrick has been employed at a cost of £45,000 for motivating city children to do more exercises and for eating healthy foods (From BBC NEWS).

Part of his vision includes personal trainers working with children in schools and educating parents how to cook their foods properly and how to prepare a healthy but cheap lunch box for school going children’s.

Dr Patrick has been asked to reduce the obesity problem among children in more than 400 city schools. He will be working with planning department for making more playgrounds in the city and with transport department for having extra cycle lanes.

Dr Patrick said "My job is to tackle within our community the year-on-year rise in childhood... obesity." "That involves working with our schools, with our parents, with our communities to develop things as diverse as cycle lanes to free swimming."


Written by Brad

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