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Push to ban food on trains to tackle obesity epidemic

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Britain’s outgoing chief medical officer has suggested banning food on public transport to combat the childhood obesity epidemic.

But Jane Martin, executive manage of the Obesity Policy Coalition, said it wasn’t a first order priority in Australia.

“It may make a difference, but I think in Australia we’ve got a lot of other things we can do that would have a positive impact on health and over time reduce obesity,” she said on 3AW Drive.

“It wouldn’t be a first order priority.”

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