Submission to Australian Parliament House

Dietitians Australia strongly advocates for affordable and equitable access to a safe, nutritious, and adequate food supply.  

Current government regulations and policies have not been sufficient in controlling prices for food. Evidence demonstrates that increases in the price of essential items may lead to food insecurity which increases the risk of chronic diseases in both adults and children, and impacts productivity and the ability for children to develop and learn. 

A health levy on sugar-sweetened beverages is a publicly accepted and an evidence-based measure to reduce the impact of chronic diseases (long term cost savings), while generating immediate revenue to subsidise healthy foods and education programs. 

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