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Small Australian town is model for community campaigns against obesity (BMJ Video)

Colac is attracting national and international attention for its approach to fighting childhood obesity, and reducing health inequalities. Ray Moynihan talks to some of the architects of and participants in the programme.

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 Childhood Obesity and Public Policy (Video 52 mins)

February 21, 2008 presentation by Lisa Chamberlain, Sophia Yen, and Michelle Oppen for the Stanford School of Medicine Medcast lecture series. ??The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the percentage of children who are overweight has more than tripled since 1980. As this epidemic grows, the number of related health disorders in children grows with it. Stanford experts discuss the most critical public health policy changes that are needed.

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 How To Get Fat Without Really Trying Part 1-6 (Videos 43mins)

This is a very interesting and informative US ABC documentary (not Australian ABC) showing how the food industry and their financial motives have contributed directly to the obesity epidemic in children and adults. Much of what is covered here applies directly also to most industrialised societies.

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 Obesity in Dogs: RSPCA - Simon's Sister's Dog 'Fed Up' (Video cartoon 1 min)

A fun cartoon video depicting how some pet dogs can become obese,

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