Additional resources, programs and services are available to help health professionals provide support for patients who are overweight or obese.
Increasing the proportion of people in NSW at a healthy weight will lead to substantial population health benefits and improved quality of life through the prevention of chronic disease.
In 2017, around 1 in 5 NSW children aged 5 to 16 years (21.4%) were above or well above a healthy weight (overweight or obese) and 1 in 2 NSW adults aged 16 years and over (53.5%) were above a healthy weight (60.3% of men and 46.6% of women).
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Adults and families can be referred to one of the free programs offered by the NSW government to support them to live a healthier lifestyle. These include:
Tailored programs are available to support Aboriginal people with healthy lifestyle tools and advice. These include:
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free programs and tools available to adults and children in NSW.
It's important to remember that the best way families can move towards a healthier lifestyle, is to start with simple, easy changes that will become part of their daily routine.