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How to: Spot food labelling 'spin' [ 100% ]

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Pick up any item in the supermarket and you’re likely to find some kind of nutrition or health claim on the pack. What’s worrying is that in Australia these claims don’t have to be independently checked.

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Advocacy: Traffic light labels are go! [ 86% ]

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The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) is advocating for traffic light labelling – so pre-packed goods will have easy-to-understand nutritional information on the front of the pack. To demonstrate how easy and simple traffic light labelling is the OPC has created the free Traffic Light Food Tracker app for smart phones and tablets.

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Advocacy: Change in alcohol labelling policy [ 83% ]

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Unlike almost every other product we ingest, alcohol products are not required to list ingredients nor carry health warnings. Yet alcohol is a carcinogen. A recent review of the evidence found one in five cases of breast cancer in Australia can be linked to alcohol.

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Advocacy: Health claims on food labels – fact or fiction? [ 47% ]

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The Obesity Policy Coalition is lobbying for independent regulation of health claims on food and beverages, sorting the fact from fiction.

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How to: Decipher a food label [ 39% ]

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Picking the healthy option isn't always straightforward. Walking down the supermarket aisle can be daunting when faced with the variety of options on the shelves. And it's even trickier if you are trying to untangle the marketing-spin from the facts to choose the healthy option.

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Seeing stars: What is the Health Star Rating System and how do I use it? [ 38% ]

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If you've noticed stars popping up on the front of selected food products in the supermarket recently but had no idea what they mean, you're not alone.

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Australian alcohol’s missing ingredient [ 7% ]

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The risk of cancer is greater for every additional alcoholic beverage consumed, so why aren't we more alarmed that there's no warning about this on the label of alcohol products?

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Poor diet no.1 obtacle in obesity fight [ 6% ]

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Research released this month shows the major risk factor in Australia is now poor diet. Most people do not meet recommended dietary intakes of fresh fruits and vegetables and evidence shows that Australia ranks behind many other countries in relation to the amount of physical activity undertaken by our children.

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