From the Director

12/12/2018

We are so pleased that many of the recommendations from CRE-EPOCH have been stated in the final report of the Australia Government Senate Inquiry into the Obesity Epidemic in Australia. The full report can be accessed here.

To prevent childhood obesity, there needs to be bold measures taken including multi-sectorial action that often lies outside the health sector. This includes having restrictions on discretionary food and drink advertising to children and introducing a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, with the objectives of reducing consumption and accelerating the reformulation of products. Read our narrative review on contemporary approaches to the prevention and management of paediatric obesity here.