Western Australia

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

 

 

Top 3 things the Western Australian government is doing well

 Funding and resources Independent statutory health promotion agency (Healthway) in place that includes a focus on improving population nutrition.
 Support for communities Strong investment in high quality public education campaigns promoting healthy eating.
 Nutrition education Support to educators for the inclusion of food and nutrition in school curricula.

 

Top 5 policy recommendations for the Western Australian government

  1. Monitoring: actively monitor food environments, including marketing of unhealthy foods to children, and food in schools and public sector settings.
  2. Education campaigns: continue to invest in sustained, high quality state-wide public education campaigns promoting healthy eating.
  3. Leadership: support local governments to develop and implement plans to create healthy food environments and improve population nutrition.
  4. Food promotion: implement policies to restrict the promotion of unhealthy foods in settings controlled or managed by the Western Australian government.
  5. Food provision: implement a healthy food procurement and provision policy that applies across all Western Australian government departments and settings under government control.

 

Policy details

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