About one in four children in NSW have overweight or obesity which puts them at risk of preventable health conditions in the future. Children with obesity are over five times more likely to have obesity as adults.
Junk food is a term applied to foods and drinks that are high in kilojoules and have added saturated fat, sugars and salt.
Overweight or obesity affects one in every four NSW children and a high proportion will go on to have excess body weight in adulthood; increasing the risk of cancer.
Cancer Council NSW has a wide range of delicious recipes that you and your family will love.
Food labels can help you when looking for healthy food options, however words on the front of the pack often focus on the positive features of the product and doesn't give the whole picture of what’s in the food.
How can I complain about a junk food ad I’ve seen?
There has been a lot of talk in the media about the new voluntary food labelling system – the Health Star Rating, some positive, some not so positive.
Establishing healthy eating habits in children will help protect them from serious illness as adults.
We’ve all succumbed to the pressure, so let us give you some tips on how to lessen the pestering.