Read about what a healthy weight is, and why it’s important at every age and life stage.
Learn more about the many factors that contribute to overweight and obesity.
Find out why body mass index (BMI) and waist size matter, and how to measure them.
See what we’re doing to help reduce overweight and obesity in Australia.
These guidelines provide up-to-date advice about the amount and kinds of foods you should eat for your health and wellbeing. The recommendations are based on scientific evidence and research.
Did you know?
2 in 3 adults
are overweight (36%) or obese (31%)
1 in 4 children
aged 2 to 17 are overweight or obese
3 in 4 adult men
are overweight or obese, compared with about 60% of women
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare