Obesity prevention experts present at G21's Big Ideas Forum

More than 100 people packed the President’s room at Geelong Cats Stadium on Tuesday 25th July to hear from Australia’s leading experts on obesity prevention and to vote on several big ideas.

Participants came from a range of sectors – Health, Community, Local Government, University, State Government and the private sector and from as far afield as Wangaratta. The Deakin University Academics brought to life their research and learnings and pitched to the audience a range of ideas and initiatives that could work and drive obesity levels down in the G21 Region.

A big thank you to Deakin University who co-funded the forum and to all presenters and workshop facilitators. Of interest, the three big ideas were:

  • Women rise up and be active
  • Every children’s setting to have healthy food and beverages
  • Prioritise people before cars in the G21 Region.

What’s next – the key agencies will come together shortly to work through the Big Ideas and to develop an action plan. If you would like to be a part of our joined up action plan, please register your interest with Janice Lane – jlane@G21.com.au.