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Healthy Weight 2008 - Australia's Future - The National Action Agenda for children and young people and their families

Terms of reference for the National Obesity Taskforce

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On 27 February 2003, the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC) agreed on the following Terms of Reference:

The AHMAC Obesity Taskforce will:

1. develop a national action plan for tackling overweight and obesity which encompasses both immediate investments as well as longer term investments, drawing on existing strategies and structures and developing new approaches where necessary;

2. develop and agree roles and responsibilities for implementing a range of initiatives;

3. lead communication within sectors and jurisdictions about implementation of the action plan; and

4. bring forward proposals on how the obesity and healthy weight agenda might continue to be developed beyond the life of the Taskforce.

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