Oral Presentation Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting

Report Card on progress in Obesity  (#1)

Ian Caterson 1
  1. Boden Institute, Charles Perkins Centre D17, University of Sydney , Sydney

Since the first obesity management service in Australian Hospitals was started, it must be said much has improved, and we have all noticed a great change in general attitude and approach to the problem. Things have really come on in some areas but have continued to slide in others (marks are given below (and it should be noted that F does mean failure). Because of the difficulties in the area it has been good to see that many have and are rallying round to help the poorer subjects.

There have been some setbacks over the years, but in many ways vast improvements have been made and it is good to see the strides taken.

-Adults F
-Children D
Prevention B
Management B-
Health Workforce C-
Public Health C+
Nutrition C
Activity B
General Understanding ?
-Short term A
-Medium term B
-Long term B (things have really improved recently)

It is good to see the efforts being made and the improved results over the last few years.

In summary, there have been improvements, there is a lot to do, but it has been fun, hasn’t it?