VicHealth Letter 49

We investigate the impact of promoting healthy masculinities, how to get kids more active while at school, the role of Facebook in health promotion, and more.

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  • 20.04.2019 Fast-food salt content alarms A local dietician has joined hordes of others in the fight against the huge amount of salt packed into children’s food. A joint study by...of others in the fight against the huge amount of salt packed into children’s food. A joint study by the George Institute for Global Health, VicHealth and the Heart Foundation found fast food meals targetted at children could contain enough salt… Tatura Guardian
  • 18.04.2019 Top Spin encourages action against alcohol influencers An alarming number of Instagram’s most sought-after influencers featured alcoholic drinks in their posts without disclosing sponsorship...young people who like or follow alcohol brands on social media are twice as likely to drink at risky levels than those who don’t.” In response, VicHealth has launched a competition titled “Top Spin” which encourages young people to “call out” alc… Surf Coast Times
  • 18.04.2019 Just 10 per cent of drinkers consume more than half the country’s booze One in 10 drinkers account for more than half of Australia’s annual alcohol consumption, new research has revealed. Researchers by health promotion foundation VicHealth highlighted the lucrative but largely undeclared relationship between Australia’s top Instagram influencers and the alcohol industry. “The alcohol industry will use any tactics to sneak into the live… The New Daily
  • 15.04.2019 The body inclusive bushwalking group changing plus size women's lives "My belly may jiggle and wobble, but give me a mountain and I’ll climb it with these strong legs of mine.”in Ocean Grove along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. Since founding her business in April 2016, she's attracted women aged 25 through to 70. VicHealth supported Richelle’s work to pilot a body-positive hiking group for women in 2017 as part of… Body+Soul
  • 12.04.2019 Women smash the stereotypes Women in Moorabool Shire, Victoria, were encouraged to try new ways to get active as part of VicHealth’s inaugural This Girl Can Week with VicHealth during This Girl Can Week to encourage local women and girls to smash the stereotypes holding them back from getting active and having a go. The week included a range of come and try activities to help women take that first an… Local Government Focus

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