Overweight and obesity have become a signifcant issue for the health of Australians. Most Australian adults (63%) were above a healthy weight, with 28% obese and 36% overweight in 2014-2015. More than a quarter (27%) of Australian children are overweight or obese.
There is strong evidence that reducing the amount of sugar-sweetened drinks in the diet can improve health. Our Health Eating Working group have chosen to adopt a population health approach to address this issue.
We will be working with local cafés/kiosks in sporting clubs and leisure centres to make a number of small changes which will help consumers make healthier choices without affecting the bottom line for the businesses.