Overweight and obesity is an issue affecting our whole community. A range of social, environmental and economic factors contribute to obesity and impact a person’s ability to maintain a healthy weight. If the current trend continues, more than 18 million Australians (two-thirds of our projected population) will be overweight or obese by 2030.
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council is developing the National Obesity Strategy on behalf of state and territory governments of Australia. CHF's Youth Heath Forum provided insights and perspectives of young health consumers on the issue of overweight and obesity. Read more in the submission below: