GLOBE in the Portland SEA Change ‘Celebrate’ Newsletter
Portland’s SEA Change ‘celebrate’ newsletter 9 is now available. Ongoing efforts of GLOBE and several other community organisations help to make Portland a community where it is easy to eat healthy food and be active. It is great to see this benefit all Portland people, young and old.
See newsletter here
GLOBE and the WHO STOPS Childhood Obesity Partner Newsletter
The first partner update of the WHO STOPS Childhood Obesity grant (WHO STOPS) is now available. The Chief and Associate Investigators met on 11 August 2017 to receive an update on the grant progress to date and identify, discuss and resolve, where necessary, any challenges the operational team is encountering. This update is designed to be not only a summary of that meeting, but also a snapshot of the WHO STOPS work to date, to ensure all partners are aware of achievements and future steps.
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GLOBE at the 15th World Congress on Public Health
Ending the rise in obesity in a generation: the case for primordial prevention
Wednesday 5 April 2017, 1600 – 1800, Plenary Hall 3
See flyer here
Tipping the Scales: A critical call for action to halt obesity and save Australian lives
Led by the Global Obesity Centre and the Obesity Policy Coalition, thirty-five leading community, public health, medical and academic groups have united for the first time to call for urgent Federal Government action to address Australia’s serious obesity problem.
Sixty-three per cent of Australian adults and 27 per cent of our children are overweight or obese, but there’s still no national strategy to tackle our obesity problem. In the ground-breaking new action plan, Tipping the Scales, the agencies identify eight practical actions to improve wellbeing, bring vital benefits to the economy and set Australians up for a healthier future.
Learn more at opc.org.au/tippingthescales or join the push on social media via #TippingtheScales
National media coverage of the Food Policy Index
Congratulations to Gary Sacks and his team for the excellent work on the Food Policy Index (full details at http://www.foodpolicyindex.org.au/). For those who have not seen it, it is an extremely thorough, consultative and rigorous assessment of current state and federal government policies for obesity prevention. There was excellent national coverage of this project, from ABC to The Project; Monday 20th February 2017. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-20/four-things-australia-could-do-to-tackle-the-obesity-crisis/8285280)
Special thanks to the steering committee and project partners who helped make this launch so successful, with particular thanks to Jane Martin for co-hosting such a great media presence.
Review: intentional weight loss improves daytime sleepiness
Always feel tired? Losing weight could help beat daytime sleepiness
Tempo, MetroNews, Australia plus Indonesia (article in Indonesian)
Penurunan Berat Badan Bisa Mengurangi Kantuk Berlebihan
(Weight Loss Can Reduce Excessive Sleepiness)
A WCRF letter of support against surveillance and intimidation of Mexican Public Health Leaders