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



Top 3 things the Queensland government is doing well

 Monitoring  Regular monitoring of nutrition status and rates of overweight and obesity in Queensland children and adults.
 School food Strong policies and supports in place for healthy school food provision.
 Governance Transparency regarding the development of policies related to food and nutrition, including detailed and timely disclosure of political donations and lobbying activities.


Top 5 policy recommendations for the Queensland government

  1. Governance: continue efforts to establish a statewide Queensland Health Promotion Commission (QHPC) to direct health promotion initiatives.
  2. School food: introduce stronger incentives and accountability mechanisms for schools to comply with healthy food provision policies.
  3. Food provision: implement a healthy food procurement and provision policy that applies across all Queensland government departments and settings under government control.
  4. Menu labelling: enhance existing regulations by requiring food outlets to display more comprehensive nutrition information in an easy-to-understand format.
  5. Monitoring: actively monitor food environments, including marketing of unhealthy foods to children, and food in schools and public sector settings.


Policy details

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