Obesity

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Obesity prevention
NARROWER TERMS
Draft report

Draft national obesity prevention strategy 2022-2032

Obesity is a health condition affecting the entire Australian community. A range of social, environmental, and economic factors contribute to obesity and impact a person’s ability to maintain a healthy weight. This draft strategy document has been released so that the Australian community can take...
Report

Inequalities in overweight and obesity and the social determinants of health: 2007–08 to 2017–18

Obesity is a major public health issue in Australia. This report examines the associations between overweight and obesity and factors that include a person’s level of education, occupation, household income and household make-up.
Journal article

Qualitative insights into Australian consumers’ views for and against government action on sugary drinks

Despite significant evidence of harms associated with high levels of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption, and international moves towards regulation to curb overconsumption of such drinks, Australia has been slow to take policy action. This study provides in-depth insights into consumers’ reactions to different SSB policy...
Policy report

A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages: modelled impacts on sugar consumption and government revenue

The management of the obesity crisis in Australia is a national and economic priority, and Australia’s response to it must be commensurate with the breadth of its prevalence and and major impacts it has on individuals and society. This report outlines economic modelling of the...
Report

Childhood overweight and obesity: the impact of the home environment

Parenting practices, styles and modelling of behaviour influence their children’s dietary intake, movement and health behaviours. This report looks at how nutrition, movement, psychological health, surrounding environmental factors and socioeconomic factors influence childhood overweight and obesity within the home environment.
Infographic

Developing a consensus statement on healthy eating and active living: VicHealth guide to best practice

There’s an urgent need for the government and health organisations to collaborate and turn the tide on childhood obesity. In response, VicHealth convened a roundtable of nine key organisations in 2017 to develop a consensus statement on healthy eating and active living.
Report

Overweight and obesity among Australian children and adolescents

Overweight and obesity affects 25% of Australian children and adolescents, and is associated with poorer health and wellbeing and higher health-care costs. Many factors contribute to the development of overweight and obesity, including environmental influences and individual behaviours.
Report

Turning the tables: making healthy choices easier for consumers

This report exploring public attitudes towards healthy eating finds that the food market in the UK is not working for consumers, with too many in the UK facing significant barriers to eating healthy diets.
Report

A framework for monitoring overweight and obesity in Australia

Overweight and obesity is a major public health concern. This report describes a conceptual framework for monitoring overweight and obesity in Australia.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is sugar consumption down while obesity rates have risen?

Alison Watkins, the group managing director of Coca-Cola Amatil, has argued against a sugar tax, emphasising that despite a fall in the consumption of added sugars since 1995, obesity rates have continued to rise.