What is the cost of childhood obesity?
With one in four Australian children overweight or obese, the issue is one of the largest public health challenges we face this century.
Senior Research Fellow Dr Nicole Black discusses her research on the economic consequences of childhood obesity.
We don't know much about the broader non-health consequences of this issue. By researching the economic consequences of childhood obesity, we can understand the associated costs, as well as the benefits that we could get from policies that reduce of prevent childhood obesity.
Dr Nicole Black was recently awarded a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) for her work into children's investments, cognitive development and health.