The Australian Government, food industry bodies and public health groups have agreed to cooperatively tackle obesity, encourage healthy eating and empower food manufacturers to make positive changes to their product portfolios.
The Healthy Food Partnership (the Partnership) aims to improve the dietary habits of Australians by making healthier food choices easier and more accessible and by raising awareness of better food choices and portion sizes.
Initiatives under the Partnership will be voluntary in nature and will focus on making achievements in the following areas:
- continue to support industry to reformulate their foods, supported by the Health Star Rating system;
- support consumers to eat appropriate levels of core foods such as fruit, vegetables, whole grains, meat, fish and dairy, and appropriate levels of energy intake;
- educating consumers on appropriate portion and serve sizes;
- improving consumers’ knowledge and awareness of healthier food choices, including through developing and publicising tools and resources to consumers and health professionals.