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Prevention education

We’ve seen what can be done with our successful Quit and SunSmart campaign and want to see these proven measures applied to other risk factors.

Prevention programs are a solid, blue-chip health investment that pay dividends in lives saved, pain and suffering prevented, health costs reduced, and economic burden lifted.

We encourage and empower Victorians to lead healthier lifestyles to reduce their cancer risk.

By evaluating performance of campaigns and programs we will contribute to the global body of knowledge on how to influence positive lifestyle changes in our communities.

Empowering kids to eat healthily

Child-targeted food marketing has been closely scrutinised as a potential contributor to the global obesity epidemic for its role in promoting excess consumption of energy-dense and nutrient poor foods. Australian children are exposed to a considerable amount of unhealthy food advertising across a range of media and settings. Such food advertising influences children’s food preferences, purchases and consumption is a probably casual factor in childhood obesity.

Through a series of behavioural science studies, we will build knowledge on how to empower healthy food choices among Australian children and teenagers.

The studies in this project have been strategically designed to address current research gaps and deliver policy-relevant findings that can be scaled up for real-world implementation.

Rethink Sugary Drink

Rethink Sugary Drink is a partnership between leading health and community organisations, including Cancer Council Victoria.

By highlighting the amount of sugar in sweetened beverages such as soft drink, energy drinks and sports drinks, we are encouraging Australians to rethink their sugary drink consumption and switch to water, reduced-fat milk or unsweetened options. Working in collaboration with other health and community organisations, we deliver awareness raising campaigns and advocate for policy change.

Learn more about Rethink Sugary Drink.

The Obesity Evidence Hub

The Obesity Evidence Hub is a web-based resource that identifies, analyses and synthesises the best and latest evidence on obesity developed by the Food for Health Alliance.

It is a single source of reliable, accessible and up-to-date information on obesity prevention and treatment in Australia.

Learn more about the Obesity Evidence Hub.

Contact us

If you're passionate about a specific cancer type, contact us at 03 9514 6159 or to discuss other types of research funded or conducted by Cancer Council Victoria.