Published: 4 November 2019

This review examines the social and commercial determinants of healthy eating, physical activity and obesity, and identifies effective and promising interventions focused on the social and commercial determinants of health that could be implemented in Australia to improve healthy weight. Included studies focused on structural factors (income, education, occupation) and on daily living conditions (childhood development, physical environment and social capital). The review finds that leadership and stewardship roles of the health sector are critical to action.

Citation: Friel S and Goldman S. Addressing the social and commercial determinants of healthy weight: an Evidence Check rapid review brokered by the Sax Institute for Queensland Health, 2019

Date of completion: October 2019