Behavioural insights and healthier lives
Dr David Halpern, CEO of the UK-based Behavioural Insights Team, summarises his stint as VicHealth’s inaugural Leading Thinker. Throughout his residency, David’s influence has introduced behavioural insights to VicHealth and partners as an approach to address the health and wellbeing issues facing Victoria.
Citizens' Jury on obesity
Victoria's Citizens' Jury on Obesity insights report
Victoria’s Citizens’ Jury on Obesity has delivered 20 clear actions (or 'asks') to promote healthier eating and tackle rising rates of obesity. The jury’s asks provide governments, industry and public health advocates with a blueprint for action, determined by citizens and based on expert evidence.
Obesity crisis in Victoria grossly underestimated
Concerning new figures from the State Governmnet show 25 per cent of the Victorian population is obese - much higher than the 17 per cent rate based on self reporting. The Obesity Policy Coalition says its time for urgent action to address obesity.
Health groups release detailed investigation into failure of junk food marketing codes
A new investigation into Australia's self-regulatory system for food marketing reveals loopholes being used by the processed food industry to continue to promote their products despite childhood obesity sitting at record levels.