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



Top 3 things the Tasmanian government is doing well

 Leadership Strong high-level commitments to focus on health of Tasmanians, including strategies for improving population nutrition.
 School food Programs and policies for establishing healthy food environments in schools.
 Access to healthy food State Planning policies include an objective to promote health and wellbeing, several initiatives to increase access to and promotion of healthy food.


Top 5 policy recommendations for the Tasmanian government

  1. Governance: establish and lead a collaborative, state-wide coalition that aims to address population nutrition and obesity.
  2. Leadership: provide resources for the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the ‘Healthy Tasmania Strategy’.
  3. Food provision: implement a healthy food procurement and provision policy that applies across all Tasmanian government departments and settings under government control.
  4. School food: provide strong incentives and accountability mechanisms for all schools to implement healthy food provision policies.
  5. Public education: commit to ongoing support for healthy eating social marketing campaigns involving collaboration with multiple sectors.


Policy details

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