Six out of ten Australian packaged foods are highly or ultra-processed, more than half are discretionary/junk foods and only one third are healthy, according to a new analysis by The George Institute for Global Health.
The George Institute for Global Health mourns the loss of Professor David Cooper AC, a great Australian scientist and researcher, who sadly passed away in March this year, and celebrates his achievements and contribution to health and science.
"We know that unhealthy food environments drive unhealthy diets. I think a big challenge is to reframe the way we view unhealthy dietary habits and to shift some of the responsibility (and blame) from individuals, onto government and food industry who have the power to create change."
The National Centre for Chronic and Non-communicable Disease Control and Prevention of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (NCNCD, China CDC) and The George Institute for Global Health, Injury Division, have signed an expanded Memorandum of Understanding in Sydney that is set to shift the way the two countries manage and treat the burden of injury and chronic diseases throughout the region.