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Informing a policy response to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in overweight and obesity among Australian children

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posted on 2021-07-12, 04:30 authored by ALEXANDRA CATHERINE CHUNG
This thesis advances the evidence on the research methods, trends, determinants and current approaches to address socioeconomic inequalities in childhood obesity in Australia. Findings highlight the need for ongoing monitoring of childhood obesity and its risk factors according to socioeconomic position. This thesis found that unhealthy food and drinks contribute to socioeconomic inequalities in childhood obesity, and that parents are calling for supportive environments to enable healthy diets for their children. A range of complementary government-led policies that address the individual, social, and structural determinants of childhood obesity is required to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in childhood obesity.


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Kathryn Backholer

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Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

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Doctor of Philosophy

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Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences