Blame fast-food firms for obesity

22nd August 2003 at 01:00
REGARDING "Weigh-ins proposed to combat increase in obesity" (TES, August 8), I agree many children seem to be overweight. But I would ask Professor Peto, proposer of the idea, how we can weigh children without specialist equipment. Also some parents are bound to object. I suggest he ask fast-food outlets not to sell poor-quality food to overweight children. Let the firms who provide the wrong foods face the parents.

Alan Dennis

Headteacher, Caistor Church of England and Methodist primary school, Market Rasen, Lincs

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