12 Aug 2009

Anti-obesity programme to continue

7:42 pm on 12 August 2009

Northland District Health Board is continuing to fund a programme to combat obesity among Maori despite the Government withdrawing its support.

Service development general manager Kim Tito says the programme to improve diet and increase exercise through community-led activities in rural Maori areas was under threat.

However, he told Waatea News the DHB still has some discretion over use of the funds and decided to continue the programme for a further six months.