In November 2012, Cancer Council responded to the draft Appendix to the Australian Dietary Guidelines: Australian Dietary Guidelines through an environmental lens.
The Dietary Guidelines are an important independent tool to guide Australians in making healthier food choices, reducing their risk of developing chronic diseases and maintaining a healthy weight. The inclusion of environmental considerations is important when looking at our food supply into the future.
Due to its importance for the food system, environmental sustainability should have been included as a chapter in the body of the Australian Dietary Guidelines. However in the absence of a chapter, Cancer Council supported the inclusion of the appendix; Australian Dietary Guidelines through an environmental lens.