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Say thanks to Forum Ministers

Fill in your details to send an email to your State or Territory Minister thanking them for supporting added sugar labelling and asking them to call for better Health Star Ratings. You can edit your email on the next page.

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Support fairer food labelling

For years CHOICE supporters have been campaigning for a Health Star Rating system that works, and food labels that clearly identify added sugar.

The Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation has heard our calls and shown support for added sugar labelling in the Nutrition Information Panel! What's more, they've agreed to look into the use of teaspoon images on sugar-sweetened beverages.

This is a major step towards fairer labels that help us make informed choices about the food and drinks we buy. Now that Ministers are eager to tackle sugar labelling, this is our chance to push them for a Health Star Rating system that:

  • is mandatory;
  • doesn’t let salty or sugary snacks receive a higher rating than they deserve;
  • is free from undue industry influence.

Can you send an email to the Forum Ministers thanking them for supporting added sugar labelling and asking them to go one step further by calling for improvements to Health Star Ratings?


The Health Star Rating system helps people make informed, healthy choices about the packaged food and drinks they buy. Six years after Health Stars were first introduced in Australia, public health experts and consumer groups including CHOICE are calling for a number of crucial changes to improve the accuracy and usability of the Health Star Rating system. This includes ensuring that health stars appear on all packaged products, that Health Stars do not let sugary or salty snacks receive higher ratings than they deserve, and that the system is free from undue industry influence. 
We want people to be able to clearly identify how much sugar is in what they eat and drink so they can make healthier choices. At the moment it's impossible to know how many grams of added sugar are in the majority of packaged foods, so we're lobbying for changes to the way added sugars are labelled.
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