2023 media releases

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Excessive marketing claims on baby and toddler foods hide unhealthy truth

16 Oct 2023
Alarming new research reveals ready-made baby and toddler foods can carry up to 20 marketing claims that trick consumers into believing these products are wholesome for little ones, when often they are not. On average, 8 claims were found on packaged foods for our youngest consumers.

Quit and Food for Health Alliance support call for urgent parliamentary inquiry into harmful industries

4 Oct 2023
Quit and Food for Health Alliance today endorse calls for an urgent parliamentary inquiry into the impact of harmful industries, led by Dr Sophie Scamps MP. Ubiquitous vaping and junk food advertising targets children online, in retail stores and in outdoor spaces daily.
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Privacy reforms highlight need to protect children from harmful product marketing

29 Sep 2023
Joint media release from the Foundation for Alcohol Research, the Alliance for Gambling Reform and Food for Health Alliance in support of the Government's acknowledgement that children's privacy needs to be better protected online.

Call for urgent reforms as type 2 diabetes and obesity climb

28 Sep 2023
Food for Health Alliance is calling for a package of reforms to avert Australia's escalating health crisis, as prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes continue to climb.

3 in 4 Australians support a blanket ban on targeting kids online with unhealthy food marketing: New study

22 Jun 2023
Three in 4 adults support a blanket ban on targeting kids online with unhealthy food and drink marketing. The majority do not believe that unhealthy food and drink companies should be permitted to collect children’s personal information for marketing purposes.

Food for Health Alliance welcomes Federal MP’s bill to tackle children’s exposure to unhealthy food marketing

19 Jun 2023
Food for Health Alliance has welcomed a new Private Member’s Bill that would restrict unhealthy food and drink advertising during set times on TV and radio, and at all times online.

National Obesity Strategy critical as AIHW data reveals burden of inaction

28 Apr 2023
Food for Health Alliance is calling on the Federal Government to fund and implement the National Obesity Strategy to support critical health measures that boost quality of life and reduce rates of premature death and disability for Australians.

Obesity Policy Coalition updates name to Food for Health Alliance

28 Apr 2023
Obesity Policy Coalition, a leading policy and advocacy voice working to improve Australia’s food environments, announced today that it has updated its name to Food for Health Alliance, effective immediately.
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Nine in 10 toddler foods fail international nutrition recommendations: new study

29 Mar 2023
New research reveals two thirds (67%) of baby and toddler foods in Aussie supermarkets fail to meet 7 nutrition recommendations set by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) European office.