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Submission to Parliament of Australia Senate Committee: Inquiry into the Obesity Epidemic in Australia from the Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood


“Childhood overweight and obesity” from the NSW Parliament Standing Committee on Social Issues

Recommendation 8That pre-conception, pregnancy and early life stages are better incorporated in programs that aim to address childhood overweight and obesity.


Stream 2 briefing document

Assessment of young children's obesity related dietary behaviours