TITLE

The fat of the nation

AUTHOR(S)
Netherwood, Cathy
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Australian Parents;Oct/Nov2006, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an update on obesity in Australia. With a quarter of Australian school children overweight or obese, and the figures still rising, there is a need to understand obesity better if Australians are going to be able to control it effectively. Controlling obesity starts at home, so it is worrying that studies show around half of parents of overweight and obese children simply do not recognize it.
ACCESSION #
22481921

Tags: OBESITY in children;  CHILDREN -- Health;  METABOLIC disorders in children;  NUTRITION disorders in children

 

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