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Obesity specialist Dr Matt Sabin joined TODAY to offer his tips....
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Child obesity is rising at an alarming rate. According to the government, 1.5 million Australians under the age of 18 are overweight or obese. So there's never been a better time to teach your kids to take control of their health, but how do you do it without offending or upsetting them?
Big fat tax is no gut buster
Herald Sun - Featuring Dr Matthew Sabin
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Page : 26
Is Your Child Overweight? — a new book by Dr Matt Sabin from the Murdoch Childrens Institute and the Royal Children’s Hospital — is full of great, practical advice for parents. Tips include simple strategies such as decreasing portion sizes, having fast food once a month instead of once a week, making sure kids eat breakfast, get enough sleep, are more physically active, and cut down on unhealthy snacking.
‘‘It’s often a case of identifying some practical things that will lead to noticeable changes,’’ Dr Sabin concludes:
Read full article: Herald Sun Big fat tax.pdf
Chewing the fat
Sydney Morning Herald - Featuring Dr Matt Sabin
October 16-17 2010
How do you tell your child that they’re overweight, asks STEVE DOW.
Your couch-potato son is developing a belly. Your daughter won’t eat her school lunch but devours junk food when she gets home. She, too, is starting to look more than a little overweight. So how do you broach the subject without upsetting them or, much worse, setting them up for an eating disorder?
The key is more what not to say, says paediatrician Dr Matt Sabin.
Read full artilce: Sydney Morning Herald Chewing the fat.pdf
War on Child Flab
Sunday Herald Sun - Featuring Dr Matthew Sabin
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Dr Matt Sabin, a researcher at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, has penned a question-and-answer guide for parents concerned about their child’s weight. Is your child overweight? What you need to know and what you can do about it, released during the week, collates material he has gathered from a decade working with obese and clinically overweight children, where he has seen community senses of what is ‘‘normal’’ weight become warped.
Read Full Article: War on child flab.pdf
Junk food can become addictive: study
Monday, 29 March 2010 Simon Santow
Australian obesity expert Professor Boyd Swinburn from Deakin University in Melbourne agrees.
He says in the past 30 years, across the globe, there has been a revolution in the food environment.
"The products have become much more processed and manufactured and therefore energy-dense, and they worked out what things to add like sugar, salt and fat and a whole bunch of other chemicals to make it tasty," says Swinburn
Read full article: http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/03/29/2858669.htm#artBookmarks
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