Promoting healthy weight

If a diet offers weight loss claims that sound too good to be true – they probably are. Healthy weight loss is not about a ‘diet’. A healthy diet (external site) and more active lifestyle can:

  • improve quality of life and wellbeing
  • protect against chronic diseases
  • help maintain weight loss over time.

The Australian Dietary Guidelines (external site) includes information on types and amounts of foods, food groups and dietary patterns. These guidelines have been developed from the best available scientific evidence. They provide information for:

  • health professionals
  • policy makers
  • educators
  • food manufacturers
  • food retailers
  • researchers

on types and amounts of foods, food groups and dietary patterns.

Health Star Rating (external site) provides information on packaged foods can also help make healthier choices easier.

The Australian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines (external site) provides evidence-based recommendations on physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour in everyday life.

LiveLighter® (external site) encourages WA adults to make changes to what they eat and drink and lead healthier lifestyles.

The Talking with Parents about Children's Weight training (external site) is a free online training program and information resource for health and community professionals working with children and families who may have a role to play in raising the issue of weight with families or encouraging referrals to appropriate services.