Australians increasingly consume food away from the home, and spend nearly a third of their household food budget on eating out. Accordingly, the policies and actions of fast food outlets can have a substantial impact on population diets. Fast food chains can contribute to efforts to improve population diets by:
- limiting the levels of salt, sugars and saturated fats in their products
- reducing the exposure of children to marketing of unhealthy foods and brands
- providing consumers with clear, easily understood nutrition information in-store and online
- refraining from marketing techniques (such as meal deals and upsizing) that encourage over-consumption.