Poor diets fuelling obesity

Monday, 29 October 2018
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The National Rural Health Alliance has called for the development and roll out of a national obesity strategy, with a focus on communities living in remote rural areas, in a bid to improve Australians’ diets and bring down the high levels of obesity.

The call comes following the release of an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, Nutrition Across the Life Stages, which indicates increased rates of overweight and obesity and a lack of physical activity, with the figures increasing in remote and regional communities.

Alliance CEO, Mark Diamond, said the report cannot be ignored and follows other disturbing news such as the higher rates of diabetes being encountered among communities outside major urban areas....read more on our Media Release