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Preventing obesity: an important role for government

2nd June 2017

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Sharon Friel

Sharon joined RegNet as Professor of Health Equity in May 2014 and became Director in July 2014. She also serves as the Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the Australian National University.

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In this interview with Radio National Life Matters, RegNet Director Prof Sharon Friel argues that a number of different areas of public policy need to be working in harmony to support healthy behaviours – action is needed on the social determinants of healthy eating.

Policies across many areas of government – planning, transport, commerce, agriculture and social policy – must not undermine health policy goals.

You can listen to the full interview here.

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