Two new reports to determine the benefits of initiatives to promote and support healthy eating and active living have been prepared.
The NSW Healthy Eating and Active Living Strategy 2013-2018 provides a whole of government framework to promote and support healthy eating and active living in NSW and to reduce the impact of lifestyle-related chronic disease. The Strategy aims to ensure that everyone has opportunities to be healthy through the delivery of evidence-based programs and policy initiatives. The Strategy will assist the NSW Government to co-ordinate and manage the implementation of policies and programs across a range of government agencies and health services and to work in partnership with the academic and non-government sectors to promote healthy eating and physical activity.
A summary of the findings: The benefits of prevention.
Childhood Overweight and Obesity Snapshot - June 2016
Adult Overweight and Obesity Snapshot - June 16
Rapid Review by the Prevention Research Collaboration, University of Sydney on the potential broader impacts and benefits of the NSW Healthy Eating and Active Living strategy.
Economic appraisal by Deakin University of reducing the prevalence of risk factors such as fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity and healthy weight.