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Small Australian town is model for community campaigns against obesity

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1238 (Published 08 August 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1238
  1. Ray Moynihan
  1. 1Melbourne

    The small town of Colac in rural Australia is attracting national and international attention for its approach to fighting childhood obesity, and reducing health inequalities.

    Two hours west of Melbourne, with 11 000 inhabitants, Colac is the site of a long term community-wide campaign called Be Active Eat Well, funded by the state government of Victoria.

    Colac, a small Australian town, is attracting national and international attention for its approach to fighting childhood obesity, and reducing health inequalities. Ray Moynihan talks to some of …

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