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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

General: National

2006

Department of Health and Ageing (2006)

Healthy weight for adults and older Australians: a national action agenda to address overweight and obesity in adults and older Australians, 2006-2010.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

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:

  • the potential population impact of the action, defined as the product of the effect;
  • the number of people affected; and
  • the level of certainty of achieving effects, given the available evidence.

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.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2005

National Obesity Taskforce (2005)

Healthy weight 2008: Australia's future.

Retrieved from http://www.healthyandactive.health.gov.au/docs/healthy_weight08.pdf

 
Last updated: 17 July 2012
 
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