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Table 2 Comparison of Food and Health Dialogue and Healthy Food Partnership

From: Designing a Healthy Food Partnership: lessons from the Australian Food and Health Dialogue

  Food and Health Dialogue Healthy Food Partnership
Overarching problem Diet-related ill health is the leading cause of disease in Australia Diet-related ill health is the leading cause of disease in Australia
Specified high level goals Raise the nutritional profile of food through food innovation Cooperatively tackle obesity and encourage healthy eating
Provide a framework for government, public health groups and industry to work to improve the diet of the population Work together on strategies to educate consumers on consuming fresh produce, appropriate portion sizes, and to accelerate efforts to reformulate food to make it healthier
Complement the Health Star Rating System
Implementation strategy Government, industry and other stakeholders Government, industry and other (limited) stakeholders
Operationalised through an Executive Group, working groups and industry roundtables Operational approach currently unspecified
Chief activities Food reformulation to agreed targets Consumer education
Consumer education Portion standardisation
Portion standardisation Acceleration of efforts to reformulate food
Objectives Short-term To be specified
 • Improved composition of foods  
 • Enhanced consumer knowledge  
 • Standardised portion sizes  
  Medium-term  
 • Improved healthiness of food eaten  
 • Improved blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, blood lipids  
  Long-term  
 • Reduced burden cardiovascular diseases, cancers, musculoskeletal diseases and diabetes  
Membership of Executive Federal Health Ministerial representative, Australian Food and Grocery, National Heart Foundation of Australia, Woolworths Ltd, Senior Dietitian and Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Public Health Association of Australia, South Australia Health, McDonald’s Australia, Food Standards Australia New Zealand Federal Health Ministerial Representative, Australian Food and Grocery Council, National Heart Foundation of Australia, Woolworths Ltd, Metcash, Coles, Public Health Association of Australia, Dietitians Association of Australia, AusVeg, Dairy Australia, Meat and Livestock Australia