Your child’s lunchbox rating may be written in the stars

A ham and cheese sandwich, muesli bar and milk popper might seem the typical combo for a school lunch box. But the differences in the overall nutritional value can be huge, depending on the brands. Consumer group Choice has applied the algorithm for the healthy food star rating system - controversially removed by Assistant Health [...]

Alcohol and Other Drugs Council Of Australia Shuts Doors After Fiona Nash Cuts Off Funding

An organisation that has been advising Australian governments on alcohol and drug policy for almost half a century shut its doors on Friday. The Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia, which has operated since 1966, was placed in voluntary administration in November after Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash decided it would receive no further [...]

Food rating website: pulled due to pressure from lobbyist for junk food industry?

A senior government staffer who demanded a new healthy food rating website be taken down is married to the head of a lobbying outfit that works for the junk food industry, it has been revealed. via Food rating website: Fiona Nash's chief of staff married to lobbyist for junk food industry.