This submission on obesity in Australia includes contributions and endorsement from Women's Health Victoria and Health at Every Size Australia.
Body weight is a biomedical risk factor that has become the focus of attention due to its association with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and arthritis.
This submission addresses the following terms of reference:
• A. The prevalence of overweight and obesity among children in Australia and changes in these rates over time;
• C. The short and long-term harm to health associated with obesity, particularly in children in Australia;
• D. The short and long-term economic burden of obesity, particularly related to obesity in children in Australia; and
• E. The effectiveness of existing policies and programs introduced by Australian governments to improve diets and prevent childhood obesity.
More information can be found on the work of the Committee here.
White C, Jovanovski N (2018) Senate Select Committee into the Obesity Epidemic in Australia [submission]. Swinburne University of Technology. Hawthorn.