Alternate Term Label:
Obesity prevention

A framework for monitoring overweight and obesity in Australia

Overweight and obesity is a major public health concern in Australia. 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.

The burden and cost of excess body mass in Western Australian adults and children

Excess body mass causes significant personal, health care, and societal costs. This research finds that if population levels of overweight and obesity continue to climb, it is projected that the cost to the WA health system will increase by 80 per cent in the decade...
Journal article

Policies influencing the provision of healthy food and drinks in local government‐owned sport and recreation facilities in Victoria, Australia

This study assessed the policies, attitudes and practices of local governments in Victoria, Australia, relating to obesity prevention and the provision of healthy food in their sporting facilities.
Journal article

Children’s trips to school dominated by unhealthy food advertising in Sydney, Australia

This study estimates that depending on transport mode, children living in the Greater Sydney area were exposed to between 1.7 and 7.3 discretionary food advertisements per trip to school in May/June 2018.

Submission to inform the development of a National Obesity Strategy

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress' submission to inform the development of a National Obesity Strategy, and how the strategy should include a more specific focus on the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

WA healthy weight action plan 2019-2024

This strategy document is a map for action over the next five years to support coordinated activity that will positively impact the early intervention and management of obesity in Western Australia.
Discussion paper

Have your say on a national obesity strategy: consultation paper

This consultation paper outlines the proposed framework and ideas for consideration to be included in a national obesity strategy. The COAG Health Council is seeking the public's views, suggestions, ideas and feedback to shape the final strategy, including what could be done to better support...

Meat flaps and turkey tails: Are fatty, cheap cuts of meat the cause of obesity in the South Pacific?

Obesity rates have risen faster in the South Pacific than anywhere else over the last 30 years and are expected to continue to increase for the foreseeable future. The importation of fatty, cheap cuts of meat is often blamed for the high prevalence of obesity...

Obesity and the economics of prevention: fit not fat

This book contributes to evidence-based policy making by exploring multiple dimensions of the obesity problem. It examines the scale and characteristics of the epidemic, the respective roles and influence of market forces and governments, and the impact of interventions.