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.
Disadvantaged Australians most at risk of obesity
Lower socioeconomic groups are now the most likely to become overweight or obese. It is predicted that in 11 years, 44 per cent of people with the greatest disadvantage and least resources will be obese, compared to 31 per cent of those with the most resources.
Millions take up the fight against obesity and chronic disease
The Victorian Coalition Government and the Commonwealth have announced an agreement to target more than $100 million of National Partnership on Preventive Health funding and other Victorian Government health prevention funding to turn around unhealthy lifestyles in Victoria through a new Prevention Community Model.
Evidence shows childhood obesity can be prevented
Researchers have compelling evidence that programs targeting children in settings where they spend the most time, and focusing on policies, curricula, and cultural change for healthy eating and physical activity, can prevent and reduce obesity in children and adolescents.