So how do you get prevention on the political agenda? How do we improve food security for all Australians?
In the third masterclass of the PreventionWorksLIVE series, Professor Amanda Lee emphasised the need to reduce unhealthy discretionary foods and drinks which provide more than 35% of our current energy intake, and cost families around 58% of their food budget. “Our diet is not equitable,” she said. “Many groups, including low socioeconomic households and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, suffer a disproportionate burden of diet-related disease equivalent to some of the poorest countries in the world.”
The session was co-facilitated by the Prevention Centre’s Co-Director Professor Lucie Rychetnik and Associate Professor Kathryn Backholer, a National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow and Associate Director of the Global Obesity Centre, Deakin University.