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Supporting vulnerable children to be a healthy weight was the focus of discussions at the Healthy Weights Forum held on June 28, 2017, hosted by NCOSS, in partnership with Uniting and Cancer Council NSW. We were privileged to hear from a range of speakers from academia, government and the community, who shared their knowledge and expertise on strategies and programs working to address the widening inequities in the rates of overweight and obesity. The forum canvassed key population-level policy responses making a difference in other jurisdictions – such as a sugar tax and tighter restrictions on junk food marketing, and show-cased practical responses that could support our clients and communities to be a healthier weight. Follow the links below to download presentations from the event.

Professor Louise Baur, Professor of Child & Adolescent Health, University of Sydney and Consultant Paediatrician, Weight Management Services, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Improving outcomes for vulnerable people - why child obesity matters

Alexandra Jones, Food Policy Division, The George Institute for Global HealthSugar tax
Wendy Watson, Nutrition Program Manager, Cancer Council NSWFood marketing
Julie Anne Mitchell, NSW Director of Cardiovascular Health programs, Heart Foundation NSWUrban planning for health
Dr Jo Mitchell, Director, Centre for Population Health, NSW HealthHealthy Eating Active Living: Responding to child obesity from an equity perspective
Christine Newman, Deputy Director, WSLHD Centre for Population HealthHealthy drinks policies
Michelle Maxwell, Manager, Make Healthy Normal, Centre for Population Health, NSW Ministry of HealthMake Healthy Normal
Leah Choi,  NSW Office of Preventative HealthGo 4 Fun
Nageen Ahmed,  NSW Office of Preventative HealthGet Healthy Service
Anna Ashenden, Social Justice and Community Engagement Manager, St Vincent de PaulA partnership approach
Liz Millen, Manager, Healthy Environments, Heath Promotion Service South West Sydney Local Health District Community responses to food insecurity and healthy eating
Rowena Yamazaki, Sydney Local Health DistrictYHunger
Dr Smita Shah, Western Sydney Local Health DistrictSALSA
Maddy Gough, Regional Nutrition Project Officer, Cancer Council NSWEat it to Beat it