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Australia: Community weight loss programme for children a big success – Colac study

Obesity project shrinks kids’ waists

A children’s obesity intervention project is an “astonishing” success. The Be Active, Eat Well four-year pilot programme targeted children aged 4 to 12 years in Colac, Victoria. The whole community was involved in the project – schools, parents, local media and fast food outlets.

After four years, the children weighed on average one kilo less and their waistlines were smaller than those of a control group.

Read more: The Age, 24 Aug 2006

Published on August 24, 2006 in Australian news