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.
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.
This paper reviews available evidence on programs and policies for obesity prevention and treatment for Aboriginal children and provides recommendations for improved outcomes.
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...
Government response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on energy drinks and children
This document sets out the government’s response to the conclusions and recommendations in the Science and Technology Select Committee’s report Energy drinks and children.
This inquiry considered the effects of energy drink consumption on children in the UK, looking at legislation to restrict their sale, labelling requirements and advertising restrictions.
This report examines the current state of the obesity epidemic in Australia, where 5.8 million people are living with obesity. It explores the health and economic costs and calls for greater national action.