In 2013, the Australian Government’s Department of Health and Ageing commissioned the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to develop Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obese Adults, Adolescents and Children in Australia. The effects of being overweight or obese are recognised as one of Australia’s leading health problems, which involve every age group regardless of socioeconomic status.
The recommendations promote healthy lifestyle behaviours for the whole family rather than focusing solely on the overweight child or adolescent.
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