Department of Health
Published on 4 April 2019
Last updated on 4 July 2022
It is well established that obesity (and overweight) is a significant problem in Ireland. Tackling this complex issue requires multi-agency, multi-level and coordinated approaches.
The Obesity Policy and Action Plan was developed to address policy and intervention options in the context of prevention and management of overweight and obesity.
Some of the measures taken and being undertaken as a result of this policy are:
You can watch a video of the Obesity Policy and Action Plan launch here.
A Healthy Weight for Ireland - Obesity Policy and Action Plan
The full text of 'A Healthy Weight for Ireland - Obesity Policy and Action Plan'.
OPAP Implementation Progress Report 2016-2019
This first Progress Report under the Obesity Policy and Action Plan provides an outline of progress in the 60 actions identified in the Plan, over the periods 2016-2017 and 2018-2019
A Roadmap for Food Product Reformulation in Ireland
The Roadmap sets targets for the reduction of levels of fat, sugar, salt and calories in processed foods. A Reformulation Task Force will work with industry to achieve the targets.
Minutes of Obesity Policy Implementation Oversight Group meeting 16 November 2021
Minutes of Obesity Policy Implementation Oversight Group meeting 17th June 2021
Minutes of Obesity Policy Implementation Oversight Group meeting 24th March 2021
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