Food and nutrition labelling: Can information promote healthier choices among consumers?

3 July 2013

Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm

Location: Sydney

The US Studies Centre partnered with the Charles Perkins Centre to bring together leading international and Australian experts, including epidemiologists, psychologists, and public health and nutrition experts to meet with Australian policymakers, food manufacturers, and retailers. They discussed the nutrition information currently available to Australian consumers and whether new initiatives to provide more and better information ­– including the new voluntary front-of-packet labeling standards being developed by the government – can promote healthier food choices.

International speakers

Dr Cynthia Ogden, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Professor Marion Hetherington, Professor of Biopsychology, University of Leeds

Australian experts

Dr Kerry Chant, Chief Health Officer & Deputy Director General, Population and Public Heath, NSW Government
Mr Michael Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Public Health Association of Australia
Professor Jennie Brand-Miller, AM, School of Molecular Bioscience, University of Sydney
Professor Adrian Bauman, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Professor Bruce Neil, The George Institute for Global Health
Ms Angela McDougall, Senior Policy Advisor, Choice

Watch the opening session

Watch the second session

Watch the lunch session featuring Dr Cynthia Ogden

Watch the closing session 

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