Will global warming cause more obesity?

Climate change is already affecting Australia’s ability to reliably produce quality food.

With climate records being broken on a monthly basis, it’s not much of a stretch to imagine our relatively easy access to fresh produce becoming a thing of the past.

We all know what we should be eating to stay healthy: less fat and sugar, more fresh fruit, veggies and lean protein.

Eating sustainably isn’t all that different. We could stop eating so many of the cows that burp and fart methane into the atmosphere and try to eat more locally sourced, plant-based produce. The meat and dairy industries are a leading cause of global warming.

Already one of the most obese nations on the planet, Australia’s national diet is far from perfect.

Climate change threatens to make healthy and sustainable eating even harder. And that’s bad for our waistlines and the planet. Click to read more.

People on lower incomes and with lower educational attainment are more likely to be overweight or obese. As accessibility and affordability of fresh food decline, this same group could be increasingly vulnerable to obesity and related health issues.

Associate Professor Anna Peeters will be speaking at the Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference on the Gold Coast 16-17th May about Australians who are vulnerable due to socio-economic factors and are at greater risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

Associate Professor Anna Peeters will discuss the inequalities in nutrition and obesity in Australia, along with the impact of population obesity prevention policy and explores how we might start to reduce these inequalities. To read more click here,

The 3rd Annual Australian and New Zealand Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference; Inspiring behavioural change will be held at Mantra on View, Gold Coast from the 16 – 17 May 2016. To register for the conference CLICK HERE. Early bird registrations close on Monday 4th April. So be quick to receive a discounted rate.