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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 ArticleWar 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 articlehttp://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/03/29/2858669.htm#artBookmarks


 DEAKIN University researchers quizzed more than 3600 women, aged 18 to 46, Read More

•Newcastle Herald,•13-Dec-2010, •Page: 55


Researchers at Deakin University in Victoria surveyed more than 3500 Read More

•Sunday Times, •05-Dec-2010


Fit mates key to flab fight Read More

•Herald Sun, •01-Dec-2010, •Page: 17


Australians turn to surgery for weight loss Read More

•From: The Advertiser •November 19, 2010

Schools introduce radical plan to fight childhood obesity Read More

• From: Herald Sun • September 07, 2010 12:00AM


That flat, slim look is really fattening Read More

•Geelong Advertiser, •26-Aug-2010,• Page:9



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