Energy Balance

As an industry that produces a range of non-alcoholic beverages to suit a range of lifestyles, the Australian Beverages Council recognises energy balance as one of the most important issues in maintaining a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI). Regular physical activity is part of maintaining energy balance, and therefore a healthy weight (BMI).

When considering what people should eat or drink, the Australian Beverages Council advocates for greater understanding of individual’s energy requirements to help people meet their desired, healthy BMI.

Part of the industry’s activity on greater awareness of balanced diets, where all foods and drinks can be consumed in moderation, is promoting the combination of a healthy diet alongside plenty of physical activity, particularly if reducing BMI is required.

Our advocacy and advice on exercise alongside energy balance to manage BMIs outside the healthy range is commensurate with the ADGs and guidance from leading authorities such as the World Health Organisation, the National Health and Medical Research Council and the National Heart Foundation of Australia.

All non-alcoholic beverages, both sugar-sweetened and non-sugar, are a refreshing and pleasant addition to a balanced diet when consumed in moderation. The Australian Beverages Council has encouraged its Members to offer beverages in a range of pack sizes and taste profiles. Our organisation has also advocated for new product development that favours low or no kilojoule/energy options and new functional purposes, such electrolyte drinks, to support strenuous exercise regimes.

Initiatives, Advocacy & Information

The Australian Beverages Council has been the leading peak body representing the non-alcoholic beverage industry…

Read More
Sugar Reduction Pledge

In June 2018, the Australian Beverages Council announced a pledge that will see the non-alcoholic…

Read More
Container Deposit Schemes

The Australian Beverages Council is heavily involved in the development and implementation of Container Deposit…

Read More
Australian Capital Territory

The ACT Container Deposit Scheme (ACT CDS) encourages ACT residents to reduce litter and the…

Read More
New South Wales

The NSW Container Deposit Scheme, Return and Earn, began rolling out across NSW on 1…

Read More
Northern Territory

The Northern Territory has had a Container Deposit Scheme in place for a number of…

Read More
Queensland

Queensland’s Container Refund Scheme commenced on 1 November 2018, with more than 230 container refund…

Read More
South Australia

South Australia's Container Deposit Scheme was introduced in 1977 and has been effective in reducing…

Read More
Tasmania

Tasmania has not yet introduced a Container Deposit Scheme, although studies have been carried out…

Read More
Victoria

Victoria has not yet introduced a Container Deposit Scheme, although it continues to be debated…

Read More
Western Australia

Western Australia is introducing a Container Deposit Scheme to commence in early 2020. [mapblock] The…

Read More
Marketing & Advertising

Members of the Australian Beverages Council have committed to ensuring that marketing and advertising communications…

Read More
Environmental Responsibility

The Australian Beverages Council supports the sustainability initiatives of all our Members and we work…

Read More
Energy Drinks Commitments

The Australian Beverages Council and Members involved in the manufacture or distribution of energy drinks…

Read More
Sports Drinks and Physical Activity

Electrolyte drinks are regulated by the Food Standards Code. Beverages which are marketed as electrolyte…

Read More
Health Star Rating

The Australian Beverages Council fully supports the Health Star Rating (HSR) system and has been…

Read More
Energy Balance

As an industry that produces a range of non-alcoholic beverages to suit a range of…

Read More
Sugars Labelling

The Australian Beverages Council supports greater understanding of what constitutes a balanced diet in support…

Read More
Dental Health

Good dental hygiene is important for all Australians. Brushing regularly, using fluoride toothpaste and flossing…

Read More
Australian Dietary Guidelines

The Australian Dietary Guidelines (ADGs) provide advice about the amount and kinds of foods that…

Read More
Ingredients

From time-to-time, the Australian Beverages Council will post information here about specific ingredients of interest…

Read More
Labeling Guidance

Nutrition Information Panel (NIP) Australian food regulations require all packaged foods to show a NIP…

Read More
Emerging Issues

The Australian Beverages Council monitors and responds to emerging issues on behalf of its Members.…

Read More