Northern Territory

Policies for tackling obesity and creating healthier food environments: Scorecard and priority recommendations for the Northern Territory government



Top 3 things the Northern Territory government is doing well

 Food retail  Collaborations with selected remote community stores to encourage stores to promote healthy foods and limit unhealthy foods.
 Research and evaluation Sustained funding for research and evaluation into improving food environments and reducing diet-related disease in the Northern Territory.
 Nutrition education Support to educators for the inclusion of food and nutrition in school curricula.


Top 5 policy recommendations for the Northern Territory government

  1. Monitoring: actively monitor the extent of marketing of unhealthy foods to children, and food in schools and public sector settings.
  2. School food: improve awareness and compliance with existing healthy food provision policies by extending reporting mechanisms, incentives and support systems.
  3. Food prices: actively monitor prices of healthy and unhealthy foods across the Northern Territory.
  4. Food retail: expand existing work with food retailers to improve availability and promotion of healthy foods and limit unhealthy foods.
  5. Food provision: implement a healthy food procurement and provision policy that applies across all Northern Territory government departments and settings.


Policy details (up to 30 June 2016)

Download the Policy details for the Northern Territory Government (up to 30 June 2016)