Dáil Éireann - Volume 677 - 04 March, 2009
Written Answers. - Eating Disorders.
Deputy James Reilly Deputy James Reilly
Deputy James Reilly asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of recommendations of the Obesity Task Force that have been implemented in full; the recom mendations which have been implemented in full; the action that was taken in each case; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9073/09]
Deputy Mary Wallace Deputy Mary Wallace
Deputy Mary Wallace: Implementation of the recommendations of the National Taskforce on Obesity is ongoing. A wide range of initiatives have been taken by various Government Departments and Agencies.
Since becoming Minister of State with responsibility for Health Promotion, I have made tackling obesity one of my keys priorities. It is my intention to work closely with all stakeholders to ensure that a coherent approach is adopted to the implementation of the recommendations. For this reason and in order to give a new impetus to the issue, I established a multi-sectoral group on obesity, comprising representatives of all stakeholders, including experts from key Government Departments and agencies, the food industry and relevant Non-Government Organisations. Its first task is to report by Easter on the progress to date in the implementation of the recommendations of the Task Force and the actions being taken.
Dáil Éireann 677 Written Answers. Eating Disorders.