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National Obesity Strategy

Have your say!

The COAG Health Council (CHC) is developing a National Obesity Strategy and it wants your input.

‘Have your say’ about the National Obesity Strategy from now until 15 December. It’s a valuable opportunity to share your own and your organisation’s view on what a 10 year strategy to reduce overweight and obesity in Australia should focus on.

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 will be overweight or obese by 2030.

Governments want to hear from you about what actions could be done to prevent obesity, particularly for communities where overweight and obesity are more common.

What you can do to help:

  • Tell your stakeholders, members and communities you work with about the consultation process.
  • Complete the surveys – there is a long and short form survey to choose from. The long form survey provides the opportunity for organisations to submit comments against each of the proposed strategies and sub-strategies outlined in the consultation paper.
  • Spread the word about community forums in locations where events are being held. Please note, these forums are targeted for community and are designed to elicit local level community responses to consultation questions.

This is an opportunity to help shape a national strategy that focuses on what government will do and how government can work with communities, non-government organisations and industry to create environments that support a healthy weight and support and empower individuals and communities.

If you require any further information about the consultation process, email engage@thesocialdeck.com.

Complete a survey at https://consultations.health.gov.au/population-health-and-sport-division/national-obesity-strategy/