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Food Policy

The George Institute’s Food Policy group works in Australia and internationally to reduce rates of death and disease caused by diets high in salt, saturated fat and sugar or excess energy, by undertaking research and advocating for a healthier food environment.

The George Institute Food Policy group’s main focuses are food reformulation, monitoring changes in the food supply, and developing and testing innovative approaches to encourage consumers towards better food choices.

A key example of innovation and collaboration is FoodSwitch, an award winning phone app that helps consumers to make healthier choices in store.

Internationally, in 2013 The George Institute was designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction with a remit to support countries to achieve the new global targets for reducing salt by 30% by 2025.