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NO TIME TO WEIGHT

ObesityA National Epidemic and its Impact on Australia

On Thursday 27th March 2014 Obesity Australia launched its report "Obesity: A National Epidemic and its Impact on Australia" at a Parliamentary Breakfast in Canberra. The aim of the report is to increase awareness about obesity, and drive debate among Parliamentarians and policy-makers.

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.

ACTION AGENDA

On Thursday 11 April 2013, Obesity Australia launched a five-point Action Agenda for the Federal Government to immediately address the country's obesity epidemic.

Obesity Australia Action Agenda April 2013 Obesity Australia Action Agenda April 2013 (641 KB)