Senate Select Committee into the Obesity Epidemic in Australia: On behalf of the EOSIG, Dr Victoria Brown and Dr Nicole Black were invited to give evidence at a public hearing on 7 August 2018. This invitation followed after the EOSIG working group, led by Victoria Brown responded to the Parliament of Australia Senate Committee: Inquiry into the Obesity Epidemic in Australia, on behalf of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) Economics of Obesity Special Interest Group (EOSIG).
Response to London Food Strategy: Obesity is a complex disease. Despite an understanding that the rise in obesity levels have been caused by the influence of the food environment, many suggested treatment programmes rely on individuals taking responsibility to tackle their own obesity. Sadiq Khan’s (Mayor of London) Draft London Food Strategy (https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/london_food_strategy_2018_15.pdf) poses some interesting economic issues in relation to the best ways to tackle obesity. As part of the iHEA Economics of Obesity Special Interest Group, we responded to the consultation, providing an economic perspective on some of the proposed measures.
EuHEA conference: an organised session titled ‘economic perspectives on childhood obesity prevention’ was presented at the European Health Economics Association conference in Maastricht, July 2018.
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