Four teams shortlisted for the inaugural Victorian Design Challenge
Four design teams have been shortlisted for the inaugural Victorian Design Challenge, which asks participants to create design solutions responding to the question: ‘how can we build resilience in young people?’
‘Couldn’t Have Done That with a Hangover’: New Campaign Aims to Shift LBQ Drinking Culture in Regional Victoria
Lesbian, bisexual, and queer (LBQ) women in regional Victoria will be supported to re-think their relationship with alcohol thanks to a new project by Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) and health promotion foundation VicHealth.
Calls for menu labelling to sort fat from fiction
Health conscious consumers may be unwittingly ordering energy dense snacks and drinks, which contain up to a quarter of their daily kilojoule intake, due to a lack of clear menu labelling, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition.
Junk food tax must fund price cuts for healthy foods
The Obesity Policy Coalition has responded to the Assessing Cost-Effectiveness in Prevention report (ACE-Prevention) by supporting the recommendation of a 10% junk food tax but only if it was implemented in concert with subsidies to reduce the cost of healthy foods.
Junk food levy would put accountability back on food companies
The Australian Greens’ proposal to require junk food and alcohol companies to choose between providing health information in their advertising or paying a levy is a good first step in putting some accountability for Australia’s rising obesity rates.