PHAIWA has obesity as a key priority advocacy area. The advocacy targets listed below are seen as components of a comprehensive approach, and are not set out in priority order.
Our top twelve tips for obesity advocacy are:
1. Programs and policies across all levels of government to ensure that all people have access to an adequate and sustainable supply of affordable, healthy, nutritious food.
2. Phase out advertising and promotion of unhealthy* foods and beverages, underpinned by legislated controls.
3. Clear, accessible information on the nutritional content of all food products; front of pack “traffic lights” labelling.
4. Regulations and planning codes that require provision of a built environment that supports accessible daily recreational physical activity, sport and active transport (e.g. walking and cycling).