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To combat obesity, we need to change children's attitude towards food

It has been a rather bitty week in the world of news. In South Africa, Oscar Pistorius has dominated headlines after being charged for murdering his girlfriend on Valentine's Day morning and has recently been granted bail accompanied with a series of serious conditions. In India, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has visited the country to ensure strong ties between both countries - if only Cameron tried to strengthened ties with the people he governs. Meanwhile back home in the UK, we have a genuine problem Cameron cannot hide away from - obesity... The Academy of Medical Royal College (an organisation which represents a vast majority of UK-based doctors) has called on the government to increase taxes on fizzy drinks. This is one of many proposals they have brought forward in what they brand the current obesity situation as a "huge crisis". They also recommend a ban on fatty food advertising before 9pm, a reduction of fast food outlets near schools, and that food labels