Proposed restriction of unhealthy food and drink advertising on South Australian buses, trams and trains

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Have your say on a proposed policy to restrict unhealthy food and drink advertising on South Australian buses, trams and trains.
 

What's being decided?

We want to explore options to restrict unhealthy food and drink advertising on government owned buses, trains and trams. Preventive Health SA in partnership with the Department for Infrastructure and Transport, have drafted a proposed evidence-based policy which considers:

  • Goals and objectives
  • The scope of the policy
  • The food and drink classification systems

We are seeking feedback on the proposed policy approach including supporting or conflicting evidence, and potential challenges and opportunities. Your feedback from this consultation will be considered to help finalise the proposed policy approach and its implementation.

Background

We are committed to creating healthy environments which support South Australians to access and consume healthy foods and reduce the risk of developing diet-related conditions.

South Australians are regularly exposed to unhealthy food and drink advertising and marketing. Evidence demonstrates that food advertising influences food preferences, purchasing and consumption patterns, especially for children.

Unhealthy diets continue to be a leading public health risk. Reducing exposure to unhealthy food and drink marketing, promotion and sponsorship, especially children’s exposure, is a strategy within the National Obesity Strategy 2022-2032 (Strategy 1.6).

The Restriction of Unhealthy Food Advertising on South Australian Government Assets Working Group was established in 2023 to explore how to restrict unhealthy food and drink advertising on government property, initially focusing on South Australian public transit assets (buses, trains, trams).

Get Involved

Find out more:

Share your feedback by completing the survey below.

What are the next steps?

We will consider your feedback to finalise the proposed policy approach and its implementation.

Consultation has concluded.


Have your say on a proposed policy to restrict unhealthy food and drink advertising on South Australian buses, trams and trains.
 

What's being decided?

We want to explore options to restrict unhealthy food and drink advertising on government owned buses, trains and trams. Preventive Health SA in partnership with the Department for Infrastructure and Transport, have drafted a proposed evidence-based policy which considers:

  • Goals and objectives
  • The scope of the policy
  • The food and drink classification systems

We are seeking feedback on the proposed policy approach including supporting or conflicting evidence, and potential challenges and opportunities. Your feedback from this consultation will be considered to help finalise the proposed policy approach and its implementation.

Background

We are committed to creating healthy environments which support South Australians to access and consume healthy foods and reduce the risk of developing diet-related conditions.

South Australians are regularly exposed to unhealthy food and drink advertising and marketing. Evidence demonstrates that food advertising influences food preferences, purchasing and consumption patterns, especially for children.

Unhealthy diets continue to be a leading public health risk. Reducing exposure to unhealthy food and drink marketing, promotion and sponsorship, especially children’s exposure, is a strategy within the National Obesity Strategy 2022-2032 (Strategy 1.6).

The Restriction of Unhealthy Food Advertising on South Australian Government Assets Working Group was established in 2023 to explore how to restrict unhealthy food and drink advertising on government property, initially focusing on South Australian public transit assets (buses, trains, trams).

Get Involved

Find out more:

Share your feedback by completing the survey below.

What are the next steps?

We will consider your feedback to finalise the proposed policy approach and its implementation.

  • We want to explore options to restrict unhealthy food and drink advertising on government owned buses, trains and trams. We invite you to provide feedback on the proposed policy approach by completing the following survey, which should only take 5-10 minutes of your time.

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