Robyn Toomath throws in the towel and the toys out of the cot


Will this set a chain reaction in motion?

Today we find out long time obesity activist Robyn Toomath from the Fight Obesity Epidemic has thrown in the towel, but not before first chucking her toys out of the cot.

Her comments are priceless.

“Clearly I’ve made no progress. There’s not a single thing that comes to mind other than the district health boards are going to provide a healthy food environment for their staff,” she said.

If there was only a “we” in that statement other obesity troughers could well be asked to seriously look at their positions as well and their achievements.  

Like other troughers focusing on obesity, Robyn Toomath ‘consistently called for tougher rules on the advertising and marketing of junk food to children, and also advocates a tax on sugary drinks and a junk food ban in schools’.

Yeah that’s worked well for them.

Bit like her attempt at rigging a news poll on Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner’s The Vote programme.

But there’s still one final round in the chamber as she starts to pimp out her book on obesity.

It’s bound to be a best seller, considering by her own reckoning she’s made no progress.


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