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