WEIGHT-LOSS guru Dr Eva Orsmond and 'Operation Transformation' team leader Charlotte O'Connell were all smiles as they left Leinster House after briefing a Dail committee on the dangers of obesity.
The pair – who came to loggerheads recently when Dr Orsmond curtly told the Cavan woman to "cop on" after she missed her weight-loss goal by half-a-pound – have happily reconciled and are now focusing their efforts on spreading the word about the health risks of being overweight.
The stars of RTE's hit slimming programme, including Dr Eddie Murphy, told members of the Joint Committee on Health and Children that people could take simple steps to prevent childhood obesity.
Dr Orsmond told the committee that "weighing scales must be part of our life again" and suggested that all schools weigh pupils at least once a year.
In between showing the committee various clips of the programme, Dr Murphy said parents must take responsibility for their children's bad eating habits and make simple changes, such as swapping sweets for fruit as treats.