Healthy Weight for Adults and Older Australians

Time Frame

Page last updated: 21 July 2011

Action to address overweight and obesity will need to occur over a 10 to 20 year time frame. Experience in working on other public health issues indicates that environmental and behavioural changes can be slow and difficult to achieve at a whole-of-population level. Given the complexity of this problem, and the prevalence of overweight and obesity already, it is anticipated that a strategic sequence of intensive and widespread actions will be required to have an impact.

This Agenda focuses on a four year timeframe for mobilising resources and initiating and implementing of actions — 2006 to 2010.