Posts Tagged ‘Obesity

27
Jan
10

On air: Should you pay more for being fat?

UPDATE 27/1/10: We’ve had an incredible response to this post since it went up on Friday – twice as many hits as the next most popular story! So we’ll take it on air today, with the question above as our lead…

Comment pieces here, here and here and blog posts here, here and here continue to add fuel to the debate.

The sheer breadth of comment may tip the scales in favour of talking about this on World Have Your Say tonight …

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22
Oct
09

Is famine inevitable in some countries?

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After 25 years of a famine that has killed a million people Ethiopia prompted one of the largest charity campaigns in history, the hunger-stricken country is asking for emergency food aid for 6.2 million people. Continue reading ‘Is famine inevitable in some countries?’

21
Oct
09

If you have an obese child, are you a neglectful parent?

fat#And if you are yourself obese are you a neglectful parent as well? Well, in the case of a Scottish mother of six , yes you are. Social workers have moved to take into care a baby born to an obese mother who gave birth to her sixth child last week. The mother cannot be named for the protection of her children’s identity. Continue reading ‘If you have an obese child, are you a neglectful parent?’

08
Sep
09

Nadine Kussaim: How I speak to my 5-year-old about her weight

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Nadine was one of the contributors on last Friday’s program about why women are uncomfortable with their bodies. She was speaking about weight and body image when the topic of speaking to her daughter about her weight and what she eats came up. Many of you responded to what she said and so I called and asked her to write a post explaining her viewpoint. This is Nadine’s post: Continue reading ‘Nadine Kussaim: How I speak to my 5-year-old about her weight’

28
Aug
08

Talking Points for 28th August

Hello, it’s Kate with you today. Thanks to Nelson for moderating, if you’d like to try moderating just let me know.
Ex-US President Bill Clinton publicly gave his full support to presidential-hopeful Barack Obama yesterday…

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04
Mar
08

Stories for Tuesday 4 March

Good morning, first up today is the Middle East – we didn’t talk about it yesterday but US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is now in the region on a trip aimed at saving Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas broke off contacts with Israel in protest at its recent offensive in Gaza, so I guess there are talks to save. I’m not sure how far they’ve got since the conference in Annapolis late last year.

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