Our neighbourhood environment influences our health by supporting or hindering our opportunities to engage in physical activity, access nutritious foods and commute to work. This report explores whether the selected factors in the neighbourhood environment are associated with socio-economic disadvantage and obesity, physical inactivity, insufficient...
Obesity is one of the biggest health challenges in the United Kingdom. This paper explores whether reordering food options on delivery apps could help reduce obesity.
The National Obesity Strategy is a 10-year framework aimed at preventing, reducing and treating obesity in Australia. It focuses on prevention, but also includes actions to better support Australians who are living with obesity to live their healthiest lives.
Smoking, poor diet, physical inactivity and harmful alcohol use are leading risk factors driving the UK’s high burden of preventable ill health and premature mortality. This report summarises recent trends for each of these risk factors and reviews national-level policies introduced or proposed by government...
Despite a high degree of consensus on best practice between the guidelines, weight stigma in the media persists. This report reviews a range of guidelines and identifies the recommendations which are most widely supported.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
Overweight and obesity is a major public health concern. This report describes a conceptual framework for monitoring overweight and obesity in Australia.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...