Portion Size Working Group

Page last updated: 24 August 2017

The Portion Size Working Group will undertake activities that contribute to increasing intake of core foods and decreasing intake of discretionary foods, in line with the Healthy Food Partnership objective to rebalance dietary patterns in Australia to more closely align with the Australian Dietary Guidelines, by assessing the effectiveness and feasibility of portion size strategies for both core and discretionary foods in a variety of sectors (retail and food service).

Key activities of the Portion Size Working Group will be to define the key (relevant) terms for portion size and develop a suite of activities for businesses, governments and non-government organisations to implement, as they are able.

Where practical, activities of the Portion Size Working Group will be based on national and international portion size initiatives that are underpinned by evidence of success.

Membership

  • Geoffrey Annison (Chair)
  • Beth Meertens (Co-chair)
  • Janine Waller
  • Heather Yeatman
  • Melissa Cameron
  • Anna Rangan
  • Kirsten Grinter
  • Megan Cobcroft
  • Clare Bleys
Work Plan
Work Plan for Portion Size Working Group (PDF 115 KB)
Work Plan for Portion Size Working Group (Word 32 KB)

The Portion Size Working Group has been tasked with developing a suite of voluntary activities for businesses, governments and non-government organisations to implement under the Healthy Food Partnership. In order to develop an effective and feasible suite of voluntary activities, the Portion Size Working Group commissioned a rapid review of the evidence surrounding portion size strategies. The report A rapid review of evidence - Effective portion size strategies, prepared by The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, provides a snapshot of recently published evidence and, more importantly, a signal for where research-based interventions and policy evaluations have been effective in changing portion sizes.