Overweight and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with adverse health consequences throughout the lifecourse. This article outlines the policy actions, governance and accountability mechanisms needed to tackle the global epidemic of childhood obesity.
This report assesses the potential for existing data sources to improve monitoring overweight and obesity in Australia, and highlights future opportunities for improve monitoring these conditions. A 4-step process is used to assess the utility of different data sources to provide relevant information on the...
The literature review presented in this report aimed to investigate the evidence available for overweight and obesity among refugee and migrant adolescent populations who have recently arrived in their resettlement country.
The current obesity epidemic in Australia and around the globe has significant negative health and economic consequences. Addressing this problem will require a comprehensive societal response, including implementation of a suite of multi-sectoral government policies. Informed government action requires reliable comparative evidence on the costs...
The final report makes 22 recommendations to government, including establishing a National Obesity Taskforce, reviewing food labelling and dietary guidelines, introducing a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, restricting TV advertising, and supporting related health promotion activities.
The purpose of this study is to explore fat women’s experiences of sex and sexuality in Aotearoa New Zealand. Despite a growing body of literature within fat studies, there is still very little writing that considers the lived experiences of fat people. This research is...
This report analyses how the current regulatory system fails in the objective to protect children from the marketing of unhealthy food and what needs to be done to improve the way the system works.
Submission to the Senate Committee into the Obesity epidemic in Australia from the Centre for Research Excellence in Integrated Quality Improvement.
Paediatric obesity predicts adult obesity, and alarming new data in New Zealand reveals that obesity among the young continues to rise.
Does a case exist for a sugar tax? That is the question this report seeks to answer by reviewing the evidence of previous studies. It asks if a sugar tax, in reality a soda tax, will accomplish what it sets out to achieve - making...
This study looks at the impact awareness about links between obesity and cancer have on public support for food policy initiatives, like better labeling or taxes on unhealthy foods.
Overweight and obesity is a major public health issue, second only to tobacco smoking as a risk factor contributing to the burden of disease in Australia. This report looks at the prevalence of overweight and obesity by birth cohort to examine potential differences at a...
This web report provides interactive data displays on the prevalence of overweight and obesity, differences in the prevalence between certain population groups and what is happening over time.
Underweight, overweight, and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with adverse health consequences throughout the life-course. Our aim was to estimate worldwide trends in mean body-mass index (BMI) and a comprehensive set of BMI categories that cover underweight to obesity in children and adolescents,...
The aim of this study was to examine how GPs in rural areas talk about overweight and obesity with their patients, specifically to identify key barriers to effective conversations.
In this report, the agencies identify eight clear, practical, evidence-based actions the Australian government must take to reduce the enormous strain excess weight and poor diets are having on the nation’s physical and economic health.
Although the rising pandemic of obesity has received major attention in many countries, the effects of this attention on trends and the disease burden of obesity remain uncertain.
This report updates and extends estimates of the burden due to overweight and obesity reported in the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011 to include burden in people aged under 25, revised diseases linked to overweight and obesity based on the latest evidence, and estimates...