THE world’s largest food and beverage company, Nestlé has taken out the Smoke and Mirrors category in this year’s Fame and Shame Awards, highlighting what it says is the worst of junk food marketing...

NEW regulations requiring kilojoule menu labelling are working to reduce kilojoule intake, marking a consumer trend for information that’s hard to ignore – both legally and health-wise. The new regulations,...

GRANTS of up to $25,000 are available to help start-up and SME food producers reduce salt in their products. The grants will draw down from a total pool of $300,000 provided by Food Innovation Australia...

A coalition of Victorian-based health groups, the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC), has criticised fast food giant McDonalds for promoting its brand through a junior football program in Victoria. The OPC...

New research by VicHealth (the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation) suggests that three quarters of Victorians support a levy on alcohol and junk food advertising, with proceeds going to replace sponsorship...

The work of two health coalitions, one focused on promoting a safer community drinking culture and the other dedicated to reducing obesity in Australia, were recognised at the annual Victorian Health Promotion...

A survey commissioned by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) has indicated that the majority of Victorians support the introduction of labels detailing health information on alcohol products. VicHealth...

Less than one in ten adults in Victoria reaches the recommended daily intake of vegetables, a statistic that VicHealth is hoping to change with new research programs into the state’s food supply. The...

Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, Todd Harper, has proposed removing the current excise on light beer to promote the consumption of products with lower alcohol volumes. “With...