Clare Hughes

Clare Hughes

Clare is the Nutrition Program Manager for Cancer Council NSW working to promote healthy lifestyles and creating an environment that supports and encourages Australians to make healthy choices to reduce their cancer risk.

Clare and her team of dietitians and nutritionists are responsible for the organisation’s cancer prevention projects relating to obesity, nutrition, physical activity and alcohol. These include the Eat It To Beat It program promoting fruit and vegetable consumption, as well as strategic research and advocacy into food labelling and food marketing to children.

Clare also contributes to Cancer Council Australia’s advocacy on nutrition, food labelling and food policy.

For eight years Clare was the Senior Food Policy Officer at Australia’s leading consumer organisation CHOICE where she was responsible for ensuring the interests of consumers are considered during the food policy and regulatory processes. During this time she led CHOICE’s policy and advocacy projects on issues such as obesity prevention, food labelling, junk food marketing, organic foods, genetic modification and food safety. In 2011 Clare joined Cancer Council NSW.

Clare has a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition), Master of Public Health and a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy.

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