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LINKS

New Zealand Sites

Public Health Expert Postings from public health experts on health related issues of the day.

Gareth’s World Gareth Morgan’s health blog has hard-hitting opinions.

FIZZ Public health researchers and doctors want to end the sale of sugar sweetened drinks.

Ministry of Health – Food and physical activity

Ministry of Health – Obesity

Weight Management has links to information and resources

Agencies for Nutrition Action

Health Promotion Agency – Nutrition and physical activity

Statistics New Zealand – Obesity Includes interactive graphs showing the proportion of the NZ population who are obese.

Overseas

Australia

ANZOS Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society

Professional site for NZ and Australian health professionals involved in obesity research, treatment or prevention. Has obesity statistics and general information about obesity.

Obesity Policy Coalition

This Victorian-based group wants to influence change in government policy and regulation to prevent obesity, particularly in children.

The Parents Jury

A network of Australian parents who want to improve the food and physical activity environments for their children.

UK

Children’s Food Campaign Campaigning for better food in schools, no junk food marketing to children, and clear food labelling everyone can understand – including children.

US

CDC – Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

Provides trends and facts about nutrition, physical activity, obesity and overweight in the United States.

Rudd Center at Yale

Kelly Brownell directs this Center, which is devoted to producing first-class research on obesity prevention.

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood

A US lobby group campaigning to stop marketing to children.

Center for Science in the Public Interest

A consumer advocacy group with many nutrition and health campaigns, including stopping marketing junk food to children.

Eat Drink Politics

Public health lawyer, Michele Simon, specializes in ‘countering industry harm to improve public health’.

Food Politics

Author Professor Marion Nestle blogs on food issues of the day.

Other International

World Health Organization – Obesity

Providing facts on causes, trends and health risks of obesity and links to the WHO global database on body mass index.

WHO – Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity

WHO ‘s high-level Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity is part of it’s global strategy on diet & physical activity.

World Obesity

Professional site for organisations leading and driving global efforts to reduce, prevent and treat obesity.

Consumers International

Campaigning to stop the marketing of unhealthy food to children.

The NCD Alliance

Putting non-communicable disease, such as heart disease or type 2 diabetes, on the global agenda.