In September 2012, Cancer Council responded to the National Food Plan Green Paper.
Cancer Council supported the development of a National Food Plan because of the clear link between healthy eating, poor or inadequate nutrition, body weight and some cancers. A National Food Plan that brings together all elements of the food system is vital to ensure the health of the Australian population as well as a dynamic and competitive food industry, while limiting the negative effects of food production, processing and consumption on the environment.
This submission explored why public health should be a key priority, and outlined population-wide strategies that should be addressed in the National Food Plan. Finally, the submission proposed governance structures for the development of a National Food Plan.