Report of the National Taskforce on Obesity

The Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern TD, was today presented with the Report of the National Taskforce on Obesity, which includes recommendations on banning vending machines in primary schools, a new education and training programme for health professionals, guidelines for food labelling, an examination of fiscal policy and its impact on overweight and obesity, and guidelines for the detection and treatment of overweight and obesity.

Press release

Speech given at the launch by Minister Power

Obesity - the policy challenges: The report of the National Taskforce on Obesity

Obesity - the policy challenges : executive summary