WELCOME TO OBESITY AUSTRALIA

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OUR MISSION

The mission of Obesity Australia is to drive change in the public perceptions of obesity, its prevention and its treatment. We will do this by:

  • Providing leadership and independent advice to inform sound policy
  • Building recognition of the personal, social and economic effects of obesity
  • Changing entrenched attitudes
  • Independently evaluating what works and what doesn't work in the Australian context
  • Showcasing the best science on how and why obesity occurs so it provides a base for effective community response and government funding

We will highlight current knowledge of obesity, drawing on a wealth of scientific and medical knowledge, based on research reviewed by our Scientific Advisory Council, experts in their field around Australia & New Zealand.

Obesity Australia is served by a Board who have demonstrated leadership in their field – public affairs, politics, health, public policy.


AUSTRALIA DAY HONOUR FOR JOHN FUNDER

Companion of the Order of Australia

At Obesity Australia we congratulate and celebrate Professor John Funder, founding Executive Director and now Patron of OA, on his award of Companion of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours list. This is a tremendous acknowledgment of John’s many contributions to medical science and his tireless work to improve the health of the nation.