Overweight and obesity is now a major cause of preventable health problems in Australia. In the face of continuing increases in overweight and obesity, sustained action to address this problem is where the greatest long-term health, social and economic gains can occur. The overarching strategic intent of the four-year action agenda Healthy Weight 2008 is to:

  • Assist Australians to enjoy the highest levels of good health in the world by promoting healthy weight.