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The Obesity Policy Coalition frequently provides an expert voice on obesity prevention in the media, academic journals, and blogs and other media. Read more below.

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Curbing obesity rates in Australia: where is the way forward? (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin)

Sunday 15 November 2015
by Jane Martin
Australia’s obesity rates are climbing. The most frightening statistic is that rates in women are rising faster than anywhere else in the world. Bad diet, overweight, and obesity are the leading risk factors for poor health conditions in Australia. These conditions lead to a range of preventable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Curbing obesity rates: what does the evidence show? (Health Voices)

Sunday 1 November 2015
by Jane Martin
Australia’s obesity rates are climbing and the frightening statistic is that rates in women are rising at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world. Diet and overweight and obesity are the leading risk factors for poor health in Australia, leading to a range of preventable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Seeing stars: time to cut through the breakfast 'cereal spin', plus the launch of #ChoosingWisely (Croakey)

Wednesday 29 April 2015
by Jane Martin
Today saw the launch of the #ChoosingWisely campaign in Australia which aims to encourage conversations between health professionals and patients about tests, treatments and procedures that may provide little or no value, and which may cause harm.

Big junk vs people power: how we can fix our collective weight problem (The Conversation)

Wednesday 15 October 2014
by Jane Martin
Over the past three decades, the Australasia region has outpaced other regions of the world with the largest absolute increase in adult obesity. Poor diet and high body mass index have overtaken tobacco as the leading risk factors for disease and early death in Australia.

Junk food and sport don't mix (Daily Telegraph)

Thursday 19 June 2014
by Jane Martin
This week, nations from around the globe have come together to experience the excitement of the World Cup. Many children will experience the thrill of watching a live international sporting event for the first time. But amid all the good will, there’s one particular aspect of high-profile events like the World Cup that has the potential to harm kids: pervasive junk food advertising.
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