Our obesity problem is the result of a normal response by normal people to an abnormal environment.
We need to tackle the food, urban, school, work and transport environments - so these all contribute to Aucklanders' health.
We face a burden of preventable disease with growing personal, societal and economic costs.
Two thirds of Auckland adults and one third of children are either overweight or obese.
Almost half of Aucklanders aren’t physically active enough or eating sufficient vegetables to keep healthy.
Unhealthy weight and a lack of physical activity are partly due to individual choices, but these are often determined by our surroundings.
Improve environments so people move more, sit less and eat better - every day. Otherwise individuals have to invest time, resources and effort in 'exercise' or 'diets'.
The coalition is presenting solutions to local, regional and national decision makers that will reshape Auckland as a healthier place to live.
We are adding our collective voice and resources to improve policy and urban planning. And we're measuring progress to see if these changes can make a difference.
We also have a partner representing disability interest groups