Australia second in world for male obesity
This disconnect between fact and fiction is revealed in the latest report card on the nation's health from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Just 50% of people consume the suggested two serves of fruit per day. Fewer than one in 10 eat the recommended five serves of vegetables per day.
And while we might be a nation of sports-lovers, almost 60% don't do enough physical activity.
As a result Australia has the second highest rate of obesity for males and the fifth highest for females.
One in four adults and one in 12 children are obese. That's more than three million people.