1st September 2017, Volume 130 Number 1461

Tiffany Parmenter, Charlotte Jordan, Ishika Jayasinghe

In June this year, as part of our undergraduate medical training, we were asked to devise a public health programme to improve the obesogenic environment in New Zealand. Our team…

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Author Information

Tiffany Parmenter, University of Auckland School of Medicine, Auckland; 
Charlotte Jordan, University of Auckland School of Medicine, Auckland; 
Ishika Jayasinghe, University of Auckland School of Medicine, Auckland.

Correspondence

Dr Tiffany Parmenter, University of Auckland School of Medicine, Auckland.

Correspondence Email

tiffanyparmenter@gmail.com

Competing Interests

Nil.

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