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US health official saw Coke as fitness ally

Dr Fitzgerald, the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is facing a backlash from public health advocates for having accepted US$1 million to fight child obesity from Coke.

New York

AS health commissioner of Georgia, the state with one of the highest rates of child obesity, Brenda Fitzgerald faced two enormous challenges: How to get children to slim down and how to pay for it.

Her answer to the first was Power Up for 30, a programme pushing schools to...

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