Health Star Rating Submission

Public submissions to the Five Year Review of the Health Star Rating System close on the 3rd August 2017.

 A number of people have signalled a willingness to share their submissions, however given the timeframes many won’t be in a position to share their completed submissions until closer to the deadline.To support the development of clear, consistent and evidence based submissions across the sector, Alison Pask, ANA health promotion manager is offering to collate and circulate key points from those preparing a submission. For example, this could include a high level or specific argument your organisation intends to include in your completed submission.

 If you are happy to contribute, please send Alison your main points/ arguments in bullet point format by the 20th July. It would help if you could also indicate the question number your point relates to.

The information will be collated and points will be shared with those that contribute by 24th July.

 These are useful links you may wish to consult when preparing your submission

 The submission details:

https://consultations.health.gov.au/population-health-and-sport-division/five-year-review-of-the-health-star-rating-system/

 Background information & useful reports from the Ministry of primary industries

https://www.mpi.govt.nz/food-safety/whats-in-our-food/food-labelling/health-star-ratings/monitoring-implementation/

Article in the HUFFPOST

http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/07/04/what-health-experts-really-think-of-the-health-star-rating_a_23013042/

Choice HSR and added sugars. A consumer perspective

http://ana.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Choice-Health-Star-Rating-report-August-2016.pdf