Food and drink marketing in the ACT - community consultation results

Between 29 September and 23 November 2015, the ACT Government conducted a community consultation on ways to increase the availability and promotion of healthy food and drinks, and reduce the marketing of unhealthy food and drinks, particularly marketing aimed at children.

Interested parties were invited to nominate actions that could be undertaken across businesses, sporting organisations and ACT Government venues and events.

The consultation, which was conducted as part of the ACT Government's Towards Zero Growth: Healthy Weight Action Plan, sought to generate an expansive range of ideas on influencing food and drink marketing in the ACT towards healthier choices.

Over 500 responses to the consultation were received through an online survey, email, pre-paid postcard, social media and targeted forums for businesses, the community, sporting organisations and event organisers. A summary of responses is available which includes two attachment documents, please refer to the attachments below. A list of online survey and email responses can also be viewed below.

Next steps

The ACT Government would like to thank all respondents who took the time to share their views. The actions arising from the food and drink marketing consultation are available on the Healthy Living website.

Consultation forum reports

Online submissions

A total of 188 Time to Talk online survey responses to the consultation were received. The following respondents agreed to the publication of their online submissions.

1. Confidential 64. Anonymous 127. Confidential
2. Anonymous 65. Anonymous 128. Confidential
3. Anonymous 66. Confidential 129. Confidential
4. Anonymous 67. Anonymous 130. Anonymous
5. Anonymous 68. Elle Greet 131. Anonymous
6. Anonymous 69. Tjaart Steyn 132. Anonymous
7. Anonymous 70. Katy Laurich 133. Anonymous
8. Edwina Barton 71. Deeanshu Shamra 134. Anonymous
9. Anonymous 72. Kate Beard 135. Confidential
10. Barbara Mabbott 73. Confidential 136. Mary Elliot
11. Confidential 74. Anonymous 137. Anonymous
12. Georgina Ovin 75. Anonymous 138. Anonymous
13. Anonymous 76. Anonymous 139. Confidential
14. Anonymous 77. Confidential 140. Anonymous
15. Anonymous 78. Anonymous 141. Confidential
16. Anonymous 79. Anonymous 142. Ruth Muggleton
17. Meagan 80. Anonymous 143. Anonymous
18. Confidential 81. Melinda Cooper 144. Ramila Varendran
19. Geoff LeCouteur 82. Anonymous 145. Anonymous
20. Rebecca 83. Anonymous 146. Confidential
21. Anonymous 84. Confidential 147. Confidential
22. Confidential 85. Anonymous 148. Anonymous
23. Michele Mortlock 86. Anonymous 149. Marianna Tolo
24. Confidential 87. ANU Football Club Tom Sharp 150. Anonymous
25. Anonymous 88. Anonymous 151. Anonymous
26. Anonymous 89. Anonymous 152. Anonymous
27. Anonymous 90. Anonymous 153. Anonymous
28. Anonymous 91. Anonymous 154. Anonymous
29. Kathryn Stuparich 92. Anonymous 155. Cancer Council ACT Kara Jeeawody
30. Andrea Wild 93. Anonymous 156. Anonymous
31. Anthony Baker 94. Anonymous 157. Anonymous
32. Anonymous 95. Confidential 158. Anonymous
33. Anonymous 96. Confidential 159. Anonymous
34. Laurence Plant 97. Patricia Copas 160. Anonymous
35. Confidential 98. Anonymous 161. Anonymous
36. Anonymous 99. Anonymous 162. Anonymous
37. Randal Anderson 100. Anonymous 163. Anonymous
38. Anonymous 101. Confidential 164. Anonymous
39. Anonymous 102. Confidential 165. Anonymous
40. Anonymous 103. Anonymous 166. Anonymous
41. Confidential 104. Anonymous 167. Tara Heneghan
42. Shirley White 105. Adam 168. Confidential
43. Anonymous 106. Anonymous 169. Confidential
44. Anonymous 107. Anonymous 170. Anonymous
45. Confidential 108. Social Bean Café Samantha Hughes 171. Anonymous
46. Anonymous 109. Anonymous 172. Anonymous
47. Anonymous 110. Anonymous 173. Confidential
48. Anonymous 111. Anonymous 174. Anonymous
49. Anonymous 112. Anonymous 175. Anonymous
50. Anonymous 113. Anonymous 176. Anonymous
51. Rosalind Lambert 114. Anonymous 177. Anonymous
52. Confidential 115. Anonymous 178. Paul Margarey
53. Anonymous 116. Confidential 179. Anonymous
54. Anonymous 117. Anonymous 180. Anonymous
55. Anonymous 118. Anonymous 181. Anonymous
56. Anonymous 119. Anonymous 182. Anonymous
57. Anonymous 120. Anonymous 183. Jo Borrman
58. Anonymous 121. The Healthy Eating Hub Kate Freeman 184. Pat Bacon
59. Geoff Ding 122. Anonymous 185. Confidential
60. Makere Hohepa 123. Catherine Barnetson 186. Anonymous
61. Confidential 124. Anonymous 187. Anonymous
62. Anonymous 125. Anonymous 188. Confidential
63. Anonymous 126. Anonymous  

Email submissions

A total of 39 email responses to the consultation were received. The following respondents agreed to the publication of their email submissions.

YMCA Canberra

Lesley King

Australian Food and Grocery Council

Ai Group

Australian Association of National Advertisers

Outdoor Media Association

Susie

Australian Drug Foundation

Health Care Consumers' Association

Heart Foundation ACT

Public Health Association of Australia

Obesity Policy Coalition

Weston Creek Softball

Advertising Standards Bureau

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