Once upon a time it was widely assumed scientific advances would continue to add to our life expectancy. That was before the obesity epidemic arrived ...
Nine per cent of South Australian children consume burgers, pizza, chips or chicken from fast food restaurants, two to three times per week
Young Australians are becoming heavier. This is cause for concern as researchers have now found that being overweight at age 18 puts young people at risk
With fast food advertising during children's television viewing becoming increasingly controversial, does TV consumption influence diet?
Tackling childhood obesity should be as simple as increasing physical activity and reducing couch potato-type behaviours early in life ... shouldn't it?
Spending quality time with your kids has been shown to directly affect child obesity rates
New research shows that adult diseases, such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes are now being seen in childhood, especially in overweight kids
Teenagers who admit problems with binge eating or general overeating are likely to have poor self-esteem and may even be suicidal
Are there particular foods that put your child at greater risk of weight gain and even obesity?
Overweight children face an increased risk of having poor self esteem during early adolescence
Cooperation between teachers, parents and children may be the key to preventing young people from becoming overweight and obese
What can schools and other interested adults do to help combat the childhood obesity epidemic? Experts have provided a checklist
Young people who resist participation in aerobic activities during physical education could possibly be encouraged to try weight training
To what extent are television viewing habits directly related to physical inactivity?
Regular physical activity can help cure sleep problems in many overweight children
Children who eat away from home often, are more likely to be overweight and have a poor-quality diet
Evidence is mounting of the important role schools can play in combating the obesity epidemic
In the fight against the childhood obesity epidemic, to what extent should teachers press home the healthy eating message?
Is the Easter bunny our enemy? Why else would it leave chocolate out for kids to find? After all, chocolate is unhealthy, right?
Should parents worry if their child is overweight? How serious an issue is excess weight in children and young people?
New Australian studies suggest that adults are turning a blind eye to the growing overweight and obesity problem among children
Expanding portion sizes have been identified as one of the key causes of the obesity epidemic. What is a reasonable portion size?
Are you a cookie crumbler? Or a chip cruncher? Or a chocolate chomper? Well, that's okay, as long as you don't do it every day
Aussie kids are consuming two to four times the recommended amounts of unhealthy snack foods, a new study has revealed
What can the animal kingdom teach us about obesity, cholesterol problems and the risks of insufficient exercise? The answers are swinging in the trees.