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Victoria’s $40 million plan to target obesity: 1 in 4 primary students overweight

In a bid to tackle childhood obesity, the Victorian government will establish a “ministry of food,” similar to celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s concept.

The initiative is will be unveiled today and will offer a hotline for healthy eating advice, according to the Herald Sun.

It will also include a healthy living program similar to the one created by Oliver.

The initiatives come after new figures revealed on in four Victorian primary school students are overweight or obese.

A $40 million program is being rolled out in key communities to offer families practical advice and classes on healthy eating, grocery shopping and lifestyle choices.

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