New South Wales

Policies for tackling obesity and creating healthier food environments: Scorecard and priority recommendations for the New South Wales government



Top 3 things the New South Wales government is doing well

 Food provision Support and training systems to help schools to provide and promote healthy food and meals.
 Menu labelling Regulations and initiatives to provide nutrition labelling in fast food outlets, including ongoing monitoring and evaluation.
 Monitoring Regular monitoring of nutrition status and rates of overweight and obesity in New South Wales children and adults.


Top 5 policy recommendations for the New South Wales government

  1. Monitoring: actively monitor food environments, including marketing of unhealthy foods to children, and food in schools and public sector settings.
  2. Food promotion: implement policies to restrict the promotion of unhealthy foods in settings controlled or managed by the New South Wales government.
  3. Menu labelling: enhance existing regulations by requiring food outlets to display more comprehensive nutrition information in an easy-to-understand format.
  4. Food provision: implement a healthy food procurement and provision policy that applies across all New South Wales government departments and settings under government control.
  5. School food: introduce stronger incentives and accountability mechanisms for schools to comply with healthy food provision policies.


Policy details

Download the Policy details for the New South Wales Government (up to 30 June 2016)