A Waikato community fighting back against unhealthy food and a booklet helping families make healthy school lunches for about $2 a day were two of the topics at the Public Health Conference yesterday.

Tokoroa’s Ka Pai Kai was one response to growing concern over ‘food swamps’  – the over-abundance of unhealthy but ready-to-eat foods in communities, Zaynel Sushil of Waikato District Health Board’s Population Health Unit told the Christchurch conference.

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