PANORG is funded by NSW Ministry of Health from 2008-2013 to undertake policy-relevant research to support public health efforts to promote physical activity, nutrition, and obesity prevention across the population of NSW. PANORG was established in late 2008 and has been funded until 2013. It builds on work conducted over the previous five to ten years through NSW Department of Health funded research groups: NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity (COO), NSW Centre for Physical Activity and Health (CPAH), and NSW Centre for Public Health Nutrition (CPHN).