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

Workplaces (including government, private and non government work settings both formal and informal)

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  • Increased proportion of workplaces supporting healthy eating and active living through policies, programs and supportive environments.
  • Increased knowledge and skills amongst employed parents and potential parents about the importance of healthy eating, active living and healthy weight.

2004 Actions

Collaboration across sectors:

  • Ensure that health agencies provide the lead in creating workplace environments conducive to healthy eating and active living, and improve workplace policies to assist parents with healthy eating and active living in their families (eg disseminate parent support information).
  • Encourage other public sector agencies as well as the private and nongovernment sectors to provide supportive healthy eating and active living workplace environments, and improve workplace policies to assist parents with healthy eating and active living in their families (eg disseminate parent support information).

Collaboration across sectors:

  • Support programs promoting active travel/transport eg walking/cycling to work and Transport Access Guides, with government agencies taking the lead.
  • Initiate programs in healthy eating and active living to support parents of young children seeking work.