Policies for tacking obesity and creating healthier environments

A national launch of our landmark study benchmarking jurisdictions’ obesity policies against international best practice received widespread media coverage Australia-wide.

Since the launch on 20 February 2017:

  • There have been more than 60 online media reports
  • The project has been covered in more than 130 print and broadcast stories
  • The reports were accessed more than 1000 times and downloaded 500 times from the website, foodpolicyindex.org.au


A sample of the media coverage is listed below.

Print and online

Food policies need consistency to tackle Australia’s $56b obesity problem, The Mandarin

The plan to beat Australia’s obesity epidemic, the Daily Telegraph

News Corp media including the Herald Sun, Adelaide Advertiser, Courier Mail, West Australian, Northern Territory News, Geelong Advertiser, Townsville Bulletin

Four things Australia could do to tackle the obesity crisis

National strategy is needed to curb worsening obesity crisis, Courier Mail (editorial)

Limit availability of unhealthy food, study urges ACT, Canberra Times

Push to ban junk food at schools, news.com.au

Tackling obesity: parts of a 47-point plan for healthier Australians rejected by Federal MPs, Kids News (Herald Sun)

Just show some discipline: Hanson and Hinch slam calls for junk food ban, Yahoo 7

How a junk food ban could be the key to a healthy nation, Ten Eyewitness News



ABC News 24

7 News 

9 News 

Ten News 

The Project 

SBS Twitter preview

SBS World News story

Sky News

The Today Show 

ABC News 24



Numerous radio interviews nationally