Web Content Viewer (JSR 286) - Healthy Weight

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The Australian Government funds a range of websites and online resources that aim to educate and encourage Australians to adopt and maintain behaviours that will support a healthy weight. A selection of these websites and online resources are provided below.

  • The Australian Government Department of Health website provides information on healthy eating, physical activity and promoting healthy weight.
  • The Eat for Health website provides information on the Australian Dietary Guidelines including advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing.
  • Australia's Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines outline the minimum levels of physical activity required to gain a health benefit and ways to incorporate incidental physical activity into everyday life.
  • Health Star Rating system is a front-of-pack labelling system that rates the overall nutritional profile of packaged food and assigns it a rating from ½ a star to 5 stars. It provides a quick, easy, standard way to compare similar packaged foods. The more stars, the healthier the choice.
  • The Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, Adolescents and Children in Australia (2013) provide evidence-based recommendations for assessing and managing overweight and obesity in adults, adolescents and children. The Guidelines also highlight health risks associated with overweight and obesity, aiming to improve health outcomes for people and chronic disease through evidence-based clinical practice.
  • The Healthy Living Network was funded by the Australian Government. The Healthy Living Network is an online registration portal and website that lists quality programs and service providers which have been assessed and registered against an established Quality Framework. The Healthy Living Network offers consumers the opportunity to search for healthy lifestyle related activities at both the local community level and within the workplace.
  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand develops and regulates food standards to cover the food industry in Australia and New Zealand. The website includes consumer information on a range of topics including allergies, food labels, pregnancy and eating, and nutrition and health claims.
  • The Infant Feeding Guidelines are aimed at health workers to assist them in providing consistent advice to the general public about breastfeeding and infant feeding. They support optimum infant nutrition by providing a review of the evidence and clear evidence-based recommendations on infant feeding for health workers.
  • The Australian type 2 diabetes risk assessment tool (AUSDRISK) is a short list of questions to help both health professionals and consumers to assess their risk of developing type 2 diabetes over the next five years.
  • The QuitNow website provides information, tools and resources on quitting smoking, including information on smoking and weight.
  • The Department of Veteran™s' Affairs website provides information and resources on physical activity, body image, weight, health and wellbeing.
  • The Alcohol website provides information about alcohol-related health issues and Australian Government policy, including links to the Alcohol Guidelines and contact details for where to seek help if you or someone you know has problems with alcohol.
  • The Australian Sports Commission has developed Find a club to assist you to find a sporting club you might like to join in your state or territory.