18 Dec 2018

The imperative to act on obesity

Source: OECD 2015. How we compare: Australia's obesity levels
The 10 OECD nations with the most overweight and obese people 

by Paul Zimmet
Dana McCauley makes a very important contribution with her analysis of the failure the Federal and State governments to act decisively on obesity ("While politicians refuse to act, Australia becomes more overweight", The Age,18/12/2019) despite numerous reports and strategies produced over the last few decades.

Concerted action is long overdue - the time to start for a positive impact on Australia’s current health was 20 years ago. In 2009, the Preventative Health Task Force of which I was a member, produced the report “Australia: The Healthiest Country by 2020”.
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