Webinar recording: Unpacking the Health Star Rating

Health Star Rating

Go behind the scenes for a deeper understanding of the Health Star Rating. Hear from one of its creators how it was developed, and what may happen in the future, and from a current Accredited Practicing Dietitian about its current role in our supermarkets, and practical tips for its use.

Continuing Professional Development hours or points available for eligible DAA and NSA members.

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Join one of its creators, Jane Martin of the Obesity Policy Coalition, as we peel back the label and look at:

  • how and why the rating criteria were developed
  • its predicted impact on consumer food choices and Australia’s food supply
  • the role of food industry, government and public health in its development
  • monitoring compliance and evaluating outcomes

Plus we’ll look at how it’s being rolled out since the launch, the uptake by food industry, which products we’re likely to see it on and why (or why not), and how health professionals can use the HSR to help clients to make healthy food choices.

Continuing Professional Development hours available for eligible DAA members and points for NSA members.


Presented by:

Jane Martin
Executive Manager of the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) and Alcohol and Obesity Policy at Cancer Council Victoria

In her role at OPC, Jane advocates for policy and regulatory reform to prevent overweight and obesity, with a focus on food marketing, labelling, and tax and pricing measures.

For over twenty-five years, Jane has worked extensively in public health advocacy, first in tobacco control then in obesity prevention. Her interests lie in advocacy, policy oriented research and using evidence based arguments for policy reform.

The OPC is a partnership of Cancer Council Victoria, Diabetes Australia Victoria, the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University.

Clare Whitcombe, Accredited Practising Dietitian
Project Officer, Nutrition Australia Vic Division

Clare is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist who has worked in hospitals, out-patient, and community-based settings of remote, regional and metropolitan areas of Australia.

In her current role at Nutrition Australia Vic Division, Clare supports Victorian primary and secondary schools to provide healthier foods and drinks through the Healthy Eating Advisory Service advice line, resource development and training. And in partnership with the Victorian state government, she has recently undertaken a thorough review and update of the Victorian food and drinks guidelines for schools.


Recorded: 4 May 2015


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