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Australia: Colac community-wide campaign successful in fighting childhood obesity

Fat fighting scheme works for rich, poor

The Age reports on an anti-obesity intervention programme in Colac, Victoria. This programme is different from others because it improved children’s health equally, regardless of their socio-economic status.

Read more: The Age, 27 July 2008

Small Australian town is model for community campaigns against obesity

An editorial in the British Medical Journal comments on the remarkable success of a children’s anti-obesity community intervention programme in Colac, Victoria.

Read more: British Medical Journal 2008;337:a1238, 8 Aug 2008

Read the research: International Journal of Obesity, published online 10 June 2008

Published on July 27, 2008 in Australian news