1. To foster the development (and maintenance) of a coordinated Australasian program of research into basic, clinical and population health aspects of child & adolescent obesity.
  2. To promote collaboration with international child and adolescent obesity researchers and communicate with relevant professional and scientific associations about ACAORN research activities.
  3. To engage with agencies responsible for research priorities and funding to increase resources for child and adolescent obesity research.
  4. To identify and develop opportunities for training, exchange, and awards in child and adolescent obesity research.
  5. To raise the profile of childhood obesity research.