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The main goals of The National Action Agenda to Address Overweight and Obesity in Adults and Older Australians are to prevent weight gain at the population level, achieve better management of early risk and to improve management of weight. This Agenda focuses on a four year timeframe for mobilising resources and initiating and implementing of actions - 2006 to 2010. The actions in this Agenda have been selected following the results of extensive national consultations and a literature review. They have been assessed against:
Many of the actions proposed in this Agenda are consistent with, and overlap, actions described in other National and State frameworks, plans and strategies. This will reinforce the common goals and pathways for promoting good nutrition, physical activity, healthy weight and preventing chronic disease.
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