Submission to Draft National Obesity Prevention Strategy

Obesity is a complex condition affecting our whole community. A range of social, environmental, and economic factors contribute to obesity and impact a person’s ability to maintain a healthy weight. If the current trend continues, more than 18 million Australians (two-thirds of our projected population) will be overweight or obese by 2030. Addressing overweight and obesity in Australia requires a multi-faceted, community wide approach delivered through a range of initiatives, sectors, and organisations.

A national obesity strategy Working Group (Working Group) consisting of the Australian Government and all State and Territory governments was formed to oversee the development of a Strategy.

In September 2021 the Working Group iinvited the Australian community to take part in a national consultation on the draft Strategy.

The Sleep Health Foundation has provided the following submission.