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Weighing it up: the missing social inequalities dimension in Australian obesity policy discourse

Olsen, Anna; Dixon, Jane; Banwell, Cathy; Baker, Phillip


Issue addressed: Debate on obesity spans complex health and social issues drawing on varying representations of fat bodies. This paper seeks to determine whether the recent public health focus on social inequalities is reflected in broader policy debate on obesity. Methods: We reviewed public submissions to the 2008 Australian House Standing Committee on Health and Ageing inquiry into obesity. Using a qualitative framing approach we categorised the 95 submissions, analysing a sample of 20 of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia


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