Investigating the Indirect Effects of Child-Targeted Food Promotion on Children's Diets [ 2009 - 2011 ]

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Researchers Dr SF Pettigrew; Prof PG Quester; Ms K Chapman; Ms C Miller

Brief description Obesity is forecast to cost the Australian community more than $58 billion in 2008. The prevention and reduction of obesity thus has the potential to create significant savings in terms of obesity-related treatment costs and impairments. Children have been identified as a population requiring particular attention in efforts to combat obesity. The proposed study will provide an enhanced understanding of the role that food promotion plays in sub-optimal food choices made by children and their parents. The results of the study will be translated into specific public policy recommendations to assist governments and health agencies in determining appropriate courses of action to promote healthy diets among children and their families.

Funding Amount $105,746

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