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The Guardian: How Australia’s infant food labelling’s ‘health halo effect’ risks leaving babies under-nourished

24 Jul 2024
Australian parents should be able to trust that foods for babies and toddlers are nutritious & marketed responsibly. But research shows many are not. Jane Martin from Food for Health Alliance weighs in.

Croakey: Food Ministers meeting urged to prioritise health rather than industry interests

19 Jul 2024
The FSANZ Act Review is a once-in-a-generation chance to align legislation with Food Ministers’ Aspirations. Australian and New Zealand Food Ministers meet on 25 July to consider the final stages of the review, writes Food for Health Alliance's Andrea Schmidtke.

ABC RN: More pressure to adopt a sugar tax in Australia

13 Jul 2024
Research shows the UK's levy on sugary drinks shows has lowered the amount of added sugar kids and adults are consuming. ABC RN's Health Report chats with Jane Martin from Food for Health Alliance about what a levy could achieve in Australia.

3AW: The ‘really concerning’ aspect about proposed sugar taxes

4 Jul 2024
Jane Martin speaks to 3AW Morning's Heidi Murphy about why it's time for Australia to introduce a levy on sugary drinks.

The Project: The Diabetes Solution We've Been Missing

4 Jul 2024
Executive Manager, Jane Martin, chats with The Project panel about the need for a levy on sugary drinks and clearer sugar labels on foods in Australia.

The Australian: Experts call on the government to protect children from harmful marketing

4 Jun 2024
Children as young as eight are being targeted by gambling, ­alcohol and junk food advertisements, with experts — including Food for Health Alliance's Jane Martin — calling on the government to step in.

Herald Sun: Fanta's a fizzer on sugar pledges

10 Apr 2024
Coca-Cola has quietly increased Fanta's sugar content by 60 per cent just a few years after reducing it during the fierce sugar tax debate. Our Executive Manager, Jane Martin, spoke with the Herald Sun to discuss.

ABC Radio National: How much added sugar is in toddler foods and milk drinks?

16 Mar 2024
Jane Martin joins ABC's Health Report to discuss public health concerns about how ready-made toddler foods are made and marketed in Australia.

ABC News: Research finds shrinkflation affecting several Australian cereals amid cost-of-living crisis

11 Mar 2024
Executive Manager, Jane Martin, spoke with ABC's Iskhandar Razak about recent comments by a Kellogg's executive, urging families struggling with the cost of living to consider cereal for dinner.

7NEWS: New data shows more two thirds of adults are now overweight

4 Mar 2024
Executive Manager, Jane Martin, discusses the implications of not addressing Australia's obesity crisis on World Obesity Day.

ABC Radio Sydney Drive: Junk food reform is a no-brainer

12 Feb 2024
Executive Manager, Jane Martin joins Richard Glover on Drive to discuss support for law reform to protect children from unhealthy food marketing.

The Australian: Sugar tax hit ‘would help to curtail the national obesity crisis’

5 Feb 2024
Food for Health Alliance, the Australian Medical Association, Cancer Council, Australian Dental Association and Heart Foundation have united to call for a 20 per cent health levy on sugary drink manufacturers, with new research showing it could reduce Australians’ annual sugar intake by 2.6 kilograms per person and raise up to a billion each year for crucial obesity prevention and other health initiatives.

ABC Conversation Hour: Combating false nutrition claims in toddler food

4 Dec 2023
Jane Martin, Dr Alexandra Chung and Dr Sandro Demaio join ABC Conversation Hour hosts to talk about nutrition content and marketing claims around baby and toddler foods.

Canberra Times: Experts sweet on labelling crackdown on sugar claims

4 Dec 2023
A shake-up in food labelling means high-sugar foods, including some baby and toddler foods and fruit juices, will no longer be able to carry "no added sugar" claims on their packaging.

7News: New research uncovers the truth about baby food health claims

16 Oct 2023
7News coverage on new research lifting the lid on the unhealthy truth about packaged baby food.
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