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FitNSW 2016: Supporting local communities to move more

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NSW Parliament House, Macquarie Street Sydney

Active Living NSW (formerly the NSW Premier’s Council for Active Living or PCAL) presented at FitNSW 2016: Supporting local communities to move more— Inter-agency strategies to reduce childhood obesity.

Session Objectives:

  • Promote greater understanding of international interagency initiatives and better practice examples to increase physical activity and reduce childhood obesity.
  • Examine current NSW legislative and/or policy frameworks promoting supportive environments for active living/active travel to increase physical activity across planning, transport and health.
  • Showcase better practice examples, identify forthcoming priority actions and emerging opportunities to implement more supportive environments for active living / active travel across NSW local communities to help decrease childhood obesity.

Overview of the Session - Key Themes:

  • The Case for Action - examine  international better practice interagency examples that have prioritised physical activity and healthy eating to reduce childhood obesity levels.
  • A Framework for Action - outline current State and local Government initiatives integrating active travel, land - use planning and / or health and examine frameworks for enhanced collaboration across sectors.
  • Leadership and Action - Identify opportunities, challenges and required next steps to more systematically integrate active travel, health and land - use planning into all stages of planning and practice to help reduce childhood obesity levels.

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