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In Australia:

  • about two thirds of adults are overweight or obese
  • almost one quarter of 5 to 17 year olds are overweight or obese

Being overweight or obese means you are at a higher risk of getting a related illness, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease, osteoarthritis and some types of cancer.

To reduce obesity, we need to support the community to make healthier food choices and be more active.

What we’re doing about obesity and overweight

To reduce and prevent obesity in Australia, we:

We also work on policies and initiatives to support healthy food and nutrition and encourage Australians to do more exercise and physical activity.

Support services

Obesity Australia

Obesity Australia is the legal entity and oversight body for the Collective for Action on Obesity (Obesity Collective).

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Dietitians Association of Australia

The Dietitians Association of Australia is the peak body for dietetic and nutrition professionals. You can find an accredited dietitian here.

info [at] daa.asn.au

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