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Call for Information & Support

The conditions we live in have an immense impact on our behaviours that support health. Adults and children have the right to live, learn, recreate, and work in environments and settings that support us to eat well and be physically active.

Cancer Council WA works to inform community discussion and stakeholder support for policies that create these supportive environments. This work is generously funded by Healthway and is undertaken in partnership with the Telethon Kids Institute.

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Key Campaigns

Now is the time to protect children from junk food advertising.

Cancer Council WA in partnership with the Telethon Kids Institute and other leading WA health and medical agencies call for the immediate removal of junk food advertising from WA Government property.

Let’s get Junk food out of cricket

Cancer Council WA continues to raise awareness of the inappropriate relationship between sport and junk food advertising.


Published Articles

Trapp G, Hooper H, Billingham W et al. Would you like fries with that? Investigating fast-food outlet availability near schools in Perth, Western Australia. Health Promo J Austral 2022, 1-6

Trapp G, Hooper P, Thornton L et al. Does fast-food outlet density differ by area-level disadvantage in metropolitan Perth, Western Australia? Health Promot J Austral 2022, 1-4

Trapp G, Hooper P, Thornton LE, et al. Exposure to unhealthy food and beverage advertising during the school commute in Australia. J Epidemiol Community Health 2021; 0:1–4. doi:10.1136/jech-2021-217032

Trapp G, Hooper P, Thornton LE et al. Children’s exposure to outdoor advertising near primary and secondary schools in Australia. Health Promot J Austral 2021;00:1-7. doi:10.1002/hpja.532

Chung A, Zorbas C, Riesenberg D et al, Policies to restrict unhealthy food and beverage advertising in outdoor spaces and on publicly owned assets: A scoping review of the literature. World Obesity 2021; e13386

Trapp G, Hooper P, Thornton L et al. Association between food-outlet availability near secondary schools and junk-food purchasing among Australian adolescents. Nutrition 2021, 91-92



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Obesity Policy Review newsletter

The Obesity Policy Review is a monthly newsletter that aims to update the community on the latest obesity policy news, research and advocacy being undertaken.