Contemporary approaches to the prevention and management of paediatric obesity

We are so pleased that many of our recommendations have been incorporated in the final report of the 2018 Australia Government Senate Inquiry into the Obesity Epidemic in Australia. The full report can be accessed here.

To prevent childhood obesity we need to implement bold measures 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.

Read the summary: 7 ways to prevent and manage childhood obesity.

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