The vulnerable and the disadvantaged

Burns, Cate 2008, The vulnerable and the disadvantaged, Australian economic review, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 90-96.

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Title The vulnerable and the disadvantaged
Alternative title Policy forum : a multidiscipinary view of obesity
Author(s) Burns, Cate
Journal name Australian economic review
Volume number 41
Issue number 1
Start page 90
End page 96
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Carlton, Vic.
Publication date 2008-03
ISSN 0004-9018
1467-8462
Summary The article examines the government policy for obesity in Australia. It characterizes the current policy for obesity in the country as a collective and systematic failure to alter diet, physical activity and culture despite public initiatives by organizations such as International Obesity Task Force and World Health Organization. It demonstrates policy leverage points at which all regulations has potential to prevent obesity problem in the country. The problem on obesity requires the collaboration of many disciplines including from the health sciences such as nutrition science.
Language eng
Field of Research 111104 Public Nutrition Intervention
Socio Economic Objective 920411 Nutrition
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, The University of Melbourne
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30019665

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Public Health Research, Evaluation, and Policy Cluster
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