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Research and the evidence-base for the most impactful and equitable changes to improve the food environment drive our policy positions. We participate actively in research projects with our partners, academics and other organisations.


Obesity Evidence Hub

Obesity Evidence Hub

17 Apr 2023
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. Read more
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Food for Health Alliance to work on MRFF grant study into sugar warning labels on baby & toddler foods

16 Mar 2023
Food for Health Alliance is excited to be working on a Medical Research Future Fund grant study to support research into the effectiveness of added sugar warning labels on baby and toddler foods. The research will be led by Cancer Council Victoria. Read more
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Obesity prevention and related public health advertising versus competing commercial advertising expenditure in Australia

1 Dec 2022
The aim of this study was to compare advertising expenditure on public health campaigns for obesity prevention (and related healthy eating and physical activity campaigns) with competing commercial categories. Read more
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VicHealth Impact grant - Assessing & addressing impacts of marketing claims on toddler food products

1 Nov 2022
Food for Health Alliance is excited to be part of the research team working on a study assessing and addressing impacts of marketing claims on toddler food products. Funded by a VicHealth Impact Grant, this research will provide useful insights for our work on improving the marketing of toddler foods. For more information see the VicHealth Impact Grant site. Read more

The commercial determinants of unhealthy diets

1 Oct 2022
Unhealthy diets are a leading risk factor for obesity and non-communicable disease. Food choices are made within the context of people’s social circumstances as well as the broader food environment. Read more

Exploring the effects of added sugar labels on food purchasing behaviour in Australian parents

1 Aug 2022
The objective of this study was to determine the impact of added sugar labels on intended purchases of high sugar breakfast cereals, yoghurt, and non-alcoholic beverages. Read more

You can’t just eat 16 teaspoons of sugar so why would you drink 16 teaspoons’ worth of sugar?

1 Jun 2022
Read about this qualitative study of young adults’ reactions to sugary drink warning labels. Read more

Governing ultra‐processed food and alcohol industries

1 May 2022
Read about the presence and role of non‐government organisations in Australia in regulating harmful commodity industries. Read more

Under the radar: Harmful industries’ digital marketing to Australian children

19 Nov 2020
We worked together with our partner VicHealth on their research into Harmful industries’ digital marketing to Australian children. Learn about this project. Read more

Overbranded, Underprotected

24 Jul 2018
How industry self-regulation is failing to protect our children from unhealthy food marketing. Our Overbranded, Underprotected report exposes the systemic failures of the food and advertising industries’ self-regulated codes, and calls on the government to step in and stop allowing corporations to set their own rules. Read more

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