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Most consumers are unaware that the Health Star Rating system is compensatory, and that one negative nutritional attribute, such as high sugar, can be cancelled out by a positive attribute like fibre. from www.shutterstock.com

Why the Australasian Health Star Rating needs major changes to make it work

A food heath labelling system Australia and New Zealand introduced five years ago is under review and needs a significant overhaul to make it useful for consumers looking for healthy options.
Attempts to restructure our “obesogenic” food environment for health are often criticized - as restricting personal choice and freedom. (Shutterstock)

Is the food industry conspiring to make you fat?

Bombarded with unhealthy offerings by the food industry, we blame and shame ourselves for gaining weight. But is it really our fault, or are we being "entrapped?"
So-called ‘healthier’ fast food chains are misleading consumers with claims their foods are lower in salt, sugar and fat than their traditional fast food counterparts. from www.shutterstock.com.au

‘Healthy’ fast food chains not living up to their claims

With the "eating-to-go" habit here to stay, healthier fast food chains have an important role to play in ensuring healthy food options are available.

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