Written on the 7 July 2015 by Kevin Conolly

Kevin Conolly MP, Member for Riverstone welcomes the NSW Government's Make Healthy Normal campaign which aims to help people make simple food and activity changes to tackle the state's overweight and obesity problem.

Mr Conolly said "Time and time again we are told that more and more adults and children are overweight the NSW Government wants to help people find the new 'normal' - small changes to lifestyle habits can make an enormous difference to overall health."

Overweight and obesity costs the NSW economy around $19 billion annually, while chronic disease is estimated to be responsible for 80 per cent of the total burden of disease in Australia.

In contrast, healthy eating and physical activity are key factors in maintaining quality of life and preventing diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, stroke and some cancers across all life stages.

The campaign commenced last month with television advertisements on all major networks. Now a Make Healthy Normal road show is travelling the state and will visit the electorates of, Kiama, Wagga Wagga, Bathurst and Terrigal.

To learn more about Make Healthy Normal, go to

Author: Kevin Conolly


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