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The vulnerable and the disadvantaged

journal contribution
posted on 2008-03-01, 00:00 authored by Catherine Burns
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.

History

Journal

Australian economic review

Volume

41

Issue

1

Pagination

90 - 96

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia

Location

Carlton, Vic.

ISSN

0004-9018

eISSN

1467-8462

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

Copyright notice

2008, The University of Melbourne

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