[PDF] Tipping the Scales - Australian Obesity Prevention Consensus

Publisher:
Consumers' Health Forum of Australia
Publication date:
19 September 2017

Abstract

Australia’s health, wellbeing and productivity is being threatened by an epidemic of weight-related illness. Most Australian adults (63.4%) are above a healthy weight with 27.9% obese and 35.5% overweight.

Here we outline eight policy actions for the Australian federal government, established by a comprehensive consensus process as agreed elements to underpin a national obesity prevention plan. There is scope for state/territory governments to address some of these elements where they have jurisdiction. These policies are drawn from the many national and international recommendations on obesity prevention, have been endorsed by key national community, public health, medical and academic groups, and represent the most critical and urgent components of a national obesity prevention strategy.