In this express lunchtime webinar you will hear the headline results from a brand new report that rates Australia’s four major supermarkets on their nutrition policies and practices. This study is a much-anticipated update from the release of the first evaluation results in 2018. 

Chief Investigator with RE-FRESH: Next Generation Prof. Gary Sacks, who is also a co-Director of the Global Centre for Preventive Health and Nutrition (GLOBE) within the Institute for Health Transformation (IHT) at Deakin University, will share: 

  • A scorecard (with results out of 100) for each of the supermarket chains, across key domains related to population nutrition.  
  • An overview of the performance of Australian supermarkets’, including changes since 2018 and a comparison to current global best-practice; 
  • Recommendations for improvement for retailers, in areas related to corporate strategy, product affordability and availability, promotion practices, and in-store strategies to promote healthier selections; 
  • Wider recommendations for sector-wide improvements that would see supermarkets better contribute to improving population health.  

The online launch will include an introduction from RE-FRESH: Next Generation CIA Professor Adrian Cameron on the purpose of this kind of monitoring and evaluation, and how it fits into the centre’s wider research strategy to improve the healthiness of Australia’s retail food environments. 

There will be Q&A time at the end of the launch – providing attendees with the opportunity to connect with healthy food retail research experts by entering their questions in the chat. 

This event has been designed for those working to improve the healthiness of retail food environments, such as policy makers, health promotion practitioners/nutritionists, representatives from the food industry (supermarkets/manufacturers), researchers working in nutrition-related population health, and those interested in the changes to systems and structures required to improve the health of all Australians. 


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