This report details findings from a nationwide consultation on childhood overweight and obesity in Australia, undertaken in early 2010. The report presents findings from interviews conducted with a range of stakeholders, including academics, policy makers, service providers, representatives of parents’ organisations and other advocates. These interviews explored the contemporary landscape of obesity research, policy and practice in the Australian context. In particular, the report presents participants’ perceptions of the ‘obesity epidemic’, appropriate measures and responses, and needs for future research. The report also details participants’ perceptions of the landscape of research, policy and practice in Australia, including the extent to which these three fields are sufficiently integrated, and where appropriate, strategies for improving the interface between these spheres of practice.
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|