14 Apr, 2015 Last updated: 10 Aug, 2015

This report looks at the life transition period between childhood and adolescence, and the critical windows of opportunity to influence healthy behaviour.

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With almost one in four Australian children overweight or obese and one in three expected to be by 2025, Influencing children’s health: critical windows for intervention looks at the key moments for developing healthy habits in children and adolescents. 

The VicHealth research, conducted by Associate Professor Anna Timperio from the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research at Deakin University, focuses on understanding the factors which lead to children becoming overweight or obese, particularly in the school, work, home and neighbourhood environments, and suggestions for intervention.