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- Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation
Medibank invests in the health of the next generation
Our focus on a healthier Australia is why we have committed to tackling one of the most serious public health problems of the 21st century: the growth of childhood obesity.
Childhood obesity rates are increasing at an alarming rate. The World Health Organisation estimates that there are more than 42 million overweight children under the age of five. We know that overweight and obese children are likely to stay obese into adulthood and more likely to develop non-communicable diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases at a younger age.
The issue has clear and direct ramifications for our business, but it is our commitment to community that drives us to act. This is a whole-of-community problem. Childhood obesity presents a challenge that we are determined to confront as we work towards better health for the future.
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation National Program
Partnering with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation National Program is one of the ways we express our commitment towards fighting the growth of childhood obesity in the community. This school-based healthy living program is working from the ground up to educate children about the importance of healthy eating for a lifetime of better health.
Hear Stephanie Alexander talk about the aims of the Kitchen Garden Program.