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Cartoon Characters On Food Packaging Are Fuelling Australia’s Childhood Obesity Crisis

Cartoon characters on food packaging such as Kellogg's Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam are fuelling Australia's childhood obesity crisis and should be restricted, public health experts say. Researchers at the Obesity Policy Coalition surveyed 186 packaged foods with cartoon characters designed to lure children, and found 52 per cent were classified as unhealthy, based [...]

By |2017-07-03T16:40:51+11:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Obesity|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

How We Can Tackle Childhood Obesity

Would you let your child smoke cigarettes if that's what they wanted to do? What about knocking back a shot of whisky? Of course you wouldn't. The risks attached to both drinking and smoking are too well known, and as a responsible parent you make the right health decisions for your kids, whether they like [...]

One In Five School-aged Children In NSW Considered Overweight Or Obese

Australians need to reset their understanding of what is a normal weight, with more than one-in-five school aged children in New South Wales now considered overweight or obese, health experts say. New data indicates there is a disconnect within society about what is now considered a 'normal' weight, said Kerry Chant, chief health officer at [...]

By |2017-05-22T13:21:51+11:00May 20th, 2017|Categories: Obesity|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Children’s Health, Privacy At Risk From Digital Marketing

Flickr Images For the first time, researchers and health experts have undertaken a comprehensive analysis of the concerning situation in the World Health Organization European Region regarding digital marketing to children of foods high in fats, salt and sugars. The World Health Organization (WHO) has published the report, which calls for immediate action [...]

More Bubblers – Simple Way For Kids To Fight Obesity?

Shutterstock Children in America are steadily getting more and more obese. The numbers are staggering. In 1980, 7 percent of American children aged 6-11 years were obese. By 2012, that figure more than doubled, to 18 percent. During the same period, adolescent obesity rose from 5 percent to nearly 21 percent. Vivek Murthy, the U.S. [...]