A leading voice
for policy change

Food for Health Alliance

Who we are

Food for Health Alliance (formerly Obesity Policy Coalition) is a leading policy and advocacy voice working to improve diets and prevent overweight and obesity in Australia. We advocate to governments across Australia for changes to laws and policies to improve our food environment – the way our food is made, labelled, sold and advertised.    

By creating a food environment where it is easy, convenient and affordable to eat delicious, nutritious food we can help to create a country that supports health and wellbeing, making it easier for all Australians to live well. 

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Our campaigns

Kids are sweet enough

Kids are sweet enough

Foods for babies & toddlers should support good health, but many don’t. Support the three actions to improve packaged foods for babies and toddlers.
Brands off our kids

Brands off our kids!

Every child deserves a healthy start. Support our four actions for a childhood free from unhealthy food marketing.

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Australia must improve how our food is made, labelled & marketed: Food for Health Alliance welcomes Diabetes Inquiry calls

Food for Health Alliance has welcomed the Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into Diabetes’ recommendations for the Australian Government to protect children from junk food marketing, introduce a tiered levy on sugary drinks to fast-track reformulation, and implement food labelling reforms that target added sugar.
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Inquiry into Diabetes 2023

Food for Health Alliance's submission for the Inquiry into Diabetes recommends implementing a package of reforms to prevent obesity, improve diets and reduce risks for chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes. Key priority reforms put forward include implementing a 20% health levy on sugary drink manufacturers; comprehensive government regulation to protect children from unhealthy food marketing; and mandating and strengthening the Health Star Rating system across all packaged foods. Read more

Obesity Evidence Hub

The hub is an easy-to-use website, maintained by Food for Health Alliance, that identifies key evidence and data on diets and overweight and obesity issues across five key areas – trends, impacts, prevention, treatment, and environment.

The Obesity Evidence Hub is a joint project resulting from a partnership between Cancer Council Victoria, the Bupa Health Foundation and Food for Health Alliance. It is a foundational component to the Obesity Collective, a modern movement to drive action on important obesity initaitves in Australia.

The Obesity Evidence Hub’s objective is to identify, analyse and synthesise the evidence on obesity. By presenting the evidence base, our goal is to provide the platform for future policy development in Australia.