Tag Archives: obesity

Growing pains: cost of raising infants up by a quarter

The cost of raising a newborn from birth to four years old has risen by 26.3 per cent over the past five years, according to IBISWorld, with childcare the most “significant” cost. The industry research company estimates that Australian parents will spend more than $13.2 billion in 2018-19. Costs include …

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Leading drinks companies pledge to cut sugar by 20 per cent

Australia’s non-alcoholic drinks companies say they’re taking the lead in supporting a healthier nation by cutting sugar. The Australian Beverages Council, the peak body representing the non-alcoholic beverages industry, has made a commitment to reduce sugar across the industry by 20 per cent by 2025. The Council’s members include Coca-Cola …

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Collaboration, not tax, needed to combat obesity

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) says a national obesity plan by a group of academics and activists ignores the work already underway across the industry to drive healthier choices. AFGC CEO Gary Dawson says the report was big on bans and taxes, but short on common sense. “Highly …

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NZ grocery chain pledges to combat child obesity

New Zealand grocery retailer Foodstuffs has announced a commitment to help reduce childhood obesity. “As the largest food retailer in New Zealand, we have a role to play in helping support the Government’s childhood obesity plan and create healthier communities that will thrive in the long term,” Foodstuffs Managing Director …

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