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A new programme to combat child obesity will be largest in NZ with funds from The Warehouse Group Gala Dinner

A new programme to combat child obesity will be largest in NZ.

2016 Warehouse Group Gala Dinner to support the Empower programme.

A new programme to help fight child obesity in New Zealand has been chosen as the recipient of funding from this year’s The Warehouse Group Gala Dinner, said The Warehouse Group Chief Executive Officer Nick Grayston.

Funds will go to not-for-profit partners the Life Education Trust and Garden to Table who together are creating the Empower programme benefiting 32,000 children in 170 NZ schools over a two year period.

Editor-in-Chief of Healthy Food Guide and Garden to Table ambassador, Niki Bezzant welcomes the programme and hopes it will make a difference to the worrying statistics of New Zealand having the third-highest rate of obesity in the OECD.

“One in nine children (11%) aged from two to 14 are obese, and one in three New Zealand children are obese or overweight,” said Ms Bezzant. Read more