National Obesity Strategy

National Obesity Strategy

Have your say CLOSES Sunday, 15 December 2019

Posted on 15.11.2019

Have your say CLOSES Sunday, 15 December 2019

Overweight and obesity is an issue affecting our whole community. Take action and join in the consultations on a national obesity strategy. You can be a part of creating a healthier future.

A range of social, environmental and economic factors contribute to obesity and impact a person’s ability to maintain a healthy weight. If the current trend continues, more than 18 million Australians (two-thirds of our projected population) will be overweight or obese by 2030.

To address this significant public health challenge, the Australian and state and territory governments through the COAG Health Council have agreed to develop a national obesity strategy.

A range of ideas and options have been developed and are in the Consultation Paper (PDF) Consultation Paper (Word). This is accompanied by a Summary Consultation Paper (PDF) Summary Consultation Paper (Word).

These ideas are based on information gathered from two evidence reviews (Population level strategies support healthy weight and Addressing social commercial determinants healthy weight), a practice review and the outcomes of the Senate Select Committee Inquiry into the Obesity Epidemic (2018) and a National Obesity Summit in 2019.

How to have your say
Open consultation is an opportunity to have your say to help shape a national obesity strategy.


The consultations close at 11.59pm on Sunday, 15 December 2019.

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Australian Government
Department of Health





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